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Peruvian-American Donna Bonilla Wheeler is a mixed race BIPOCLatinx writer + director of female and diverse film + TV projects, giving voice to marginalized sectors. Her original screenplays are Nicholl Fellowship semi finalists, Austin 2nd Rounders, Slamdance Lab selects, Sundance Lab finalists, IFP No Borders Selections, FIND Lab finalists, and DTLAFF Screenplay award winners, among others.
She co-created the MIPTV2020 Finalist Latinx TV Drama Series, CLASH, also being developed as a feature. She's been producing director on streaming series COUPLETS for DaPoetry Lounge/ Culture Genesis; episode director for OWN Network’s TD Jakes / Jo Frost Supernanny; writer + director on shorts THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, FUEGO, MIND'S EYE; and writer + director of hybrid family dramedy feature, DEATH OF A SALESWOMAN, streaming on VOD/SVOD platforms domestically and internationally.
Donna is a MIPTV Producer to Watch, IFP NoBorders Director, Alliance of Women Directors Executive Board Member, Career Advancement and Industry Support Fellow, JTC List #Startwith8Hollywood Mentee, #ReadLatinxWriters Mentee, Women In Film 2021 Mentee, and Jurist at US and international film festivals.
She works as writer and director in branded and commercial content for companies including Neutrogena, Johnson & Johnson, Proactiv, TimeWarner Music, Kaiser Permanente, Mattel, and Westfield Malls. Her