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Donna Bonilla Wheeler

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Donna Bonilla Wheeler is a Peruvian film + theatre writer/director based in U.S. She's a Latina director, Latinx writer specializing in comedy, dramedy, LGBTQ+. Academy Nicholl Fellowship Finalist/Semi Finalist for screenplays, IFP No Borders Participant, Slamdance Script Lab Fellow, Sundance Script + Director Lab Finalist, FIND Script + Director Lab Finalist. Debut feature DEATH OF A SALESWOMAN is family farce mystery (Best Director, Best Micro Budget Feature, Best Feature; U.S. festivals) streaming U.S./internationally and sold Cannes Film Festival 2016, distributed via Indie Rights Movies. Additional directing, unscripted episodic TV for OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK (T.D. Jakes Show), and Producing Director, ALL DEF DIGITAL (Couplets TV series). Writing/Directing commercial clients include Walt Disney Productions, Johnson & Johnson, Neutrogena, Kaiser Permanente.

Multi-ward screenwriting: GIRL NEXT DOOR (Academy Nicholl Fellowships Finalist, Austin 2nd Rounder), NATALIE RISING (Blacklist, Sundance Lab Finalist, Film Independent Lab Finalist, IFP No Borders, Female Eye Winner), NO LE DIGAS A MAMA (Festival winner and finalist in Latin America) and SAM and DEAN (Slamdance Script Lab).

Donna began film career in Post Production working as Asst Editor, Post Coordinator, Post Prod. Manager for companies such as Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Walt Disney Productions, Discovery Chann