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Donna Bonilla Wheeler is a Peruvian-American film + theatre writer/director who was recruited initially by Walt Disney Productions to write and direct narrative projects for their Theme Parks. Her original screenplays have been selected as Academy Nicholl Fellowship finalist/semi finalist/quarter finalists, IFP No Borders, Austin 2nd Rounder, and Slamdance Script Labs. Her 1st short film, MIND’S EYE won best experimental short at Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and sold to German TV at Cannes film market. She wrote and directed the feature comedy DEATH OF A SALESWOMAN, receiving production and post grants for completion. The film received Best Family Film accolades at the 2019 Canadian International Film Festival, and also won best director, best micro budget feature, audience favorite and best indie feature film awards at US, Canadian and EU festivals. Donna is currently developing Latinx television series and feature projects. She prior worked in post production, including at Polygram/Disney, A&E Channel, History Channel, Discovery Channel and PBS. She's a sponsored 501c3 film/theatre artist working in diversity, female and LGBTQ+ stories, and active NALIP member.
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