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Peruvian-American Donna Bonilla Wheeler is an LA-based BIPOCLatinx writer+director of female-focused projects for screen and stage. Her original screenplays are Nicholl Fellowship semi/quarter Finalists, Austin 2nd Rounders, Slamdance Lab selects, Sundance Lab finalists, IFP No Borders Selections, FIND Lab finalists, and DTLAFF Screenplay award winners.
She co-created and is developing the MIPTV2020 Latinx Drama Series, CLASH, also being developed as a feature. She has been producing director on streaming series COUPLETS, writer/director on short films THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, FUEGO, and MIND'S EYE, and writer/director of family comedy feature, DEATH OF A SALESWOMAN, in global festivals and streaming on VOD/SVOD platforms internationally.
Donna is a MIPTV Producer to Watch, IFP NoBorders Director, AWD Executive Board Member, Career Advancement Program and Industry Support Fellow, Directing Shadow, #Startwith8Hollywood Mentee, #ReadLatinxWriters Participant, Women In Film 2020Mentee, and Board Member/Jurist of the Broad Humor Film Festival. She has additional experience in post production, editorial and management positions for studios, cable channels, and networks, including AandE Biography series, The History Channel, PBS, POV, Paramount and Polygram/Disney.