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Donna Bonilla Wheeler

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Donna Bonilla Wheeler
Los Angeles, CA

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Valentina Kudryavtseva, Esq
(310) 474-3044 phone
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8730 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Donna is a narrative director known for her comedy mockumentary, Death of a Saleswoman about the dangers of continuing career inequalities for high-achieving women. It sold at Cannes, Berlinale, and AFM markets, and streams on U.S. and international platforms (iTunes, Amazon Prime, Roku, Youtube, Vimeo on Demand). 

Donna focuses on female characters with heroic or unusual gifts, humanity or insights, and the exploration of cultural silencing of minorities. Her projects are selected for Nicholl SFs, Gotham market, Slamdance labs, Austin Film Fest, Sundance workshops, STOWE labs and MIPTV/Cannes market.

Her scripted Indigenous-Latine adventure series, Clash was one of the 12 invited Finalist projects to pitch at MIPTV/Cannes' In Development.

Her music-driven short film, The Girl Next Door has screened at over 55 international and U.S. festivals, receiving accolades in multiple categories including for its music. The feature project, Natalia Rising, is currently in prep with Donna attached as its writer/director.

Donna is also an experienced commercial advertising writer and director of well-known brands (e.g. Kylie Cosmetics, Proactiv, Mattel, Westfield Malls, Kaiser Permanente).

In 2024, Donna founded and launched the #MentorLatinaDirectors Initiative through Alliance of Women Directors, placing 23 Mentees with suitable Mentors.

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