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Donna Wheeler

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Donna Wheeler is Latinx film, theatre director/screenwriter working globally. Her films have screened in USA and internationally, including Cannes, Germany, Canada, Italy. She's known for directing a paranormal political thriller (untitled) and #diversity features, shorts and episodic series. She's directed series and branded content for Walt Disney Studios; segments for OWN; the family comedy, Death of a Saleswoman; documentary and narrative shorts; been show-runner, staff writer and producing director on Couplets series, All Def Digital; and directed stage plays at Los Angeles theaters. She additionally co-produced/UPM'd the LGBTQ+ feature, Better Half, and edited the short film, The Customer, nominated for a Student Academy Award. She's a Slamdance Screenwriting Fellow, Academy Nicholl Fellowships finalist & semi-finalist(s), Film Independent and Sundance Labs finalist(s). Additionally awarded Best Screenplay(s) multiple times at global festivals; Best Feature and Audience Award(s) (directing/screenwriting) at Female Eye Film Fest, Bare Bones Film Fest, Beverly Hills Film Fest, LA Femme Film Fest, and Austin Film Fest 2nd Rounder. She focuses on Latinx, POC, gender parity, diversity, inclusion, LGBTQ+ stories. She's an ongoing Fest co-director for Broad Humor Film Fest comedy women's fest for female writers, directors. She is a fiscally-sponsored film artist.