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Donna Bonilla Wheeler is a Peruvian-American film + theatre writer/director working globally. She began directing for Walt Disney Productions on scripted narrative projects for Disney Theme Parks. Her fiction screenplays have been selected as Academy Nicholl Fellowship semi finalist/quarter finalists, IFP No Borders, Austin 2nd Rounder, and Slamdance Script Labs. Her first short film, MIND’S EYE won best experimental film at Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and sold to German TV at the Cannes film market. She directed the family comedy feature, DEATH OF A SALESWOMAN, receiving several production and post production grants. The film received Best Family Film 2019 Canadian International Film Festival and Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, and Best Women's Film, Virgin Spring Cinefest, as well as best director, micro budget feature, audience favorite, and indie feature film awards at US, Canadian and EU festivals. She is developing Latinx television series, feature projects and short content, with shorts currently on the festival circuit. She began in post production at companies that include Polygram/Disney, A&E Channel, History Channel, Discovery Channel and PBS. She's a sponsored 501c3 media artist working in diversity, LGBTQ+ and women's spaces.
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