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Dash Donato

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Sparkle Motion Films
(323) 559-8706 phone
Austin, Texas

Lisa "Dash" Donato is an award-winning director (D.G.A), screenwriter, and producer. Her feature directorial debut, Gossamer Folds, was nominated for “Outstanding Picture” at the GLAAD Media Awards (2022), earned her the “Best New Director” at the Brooklyn Film Festival, and is now available on AppleTV, Amazon Prime, and Vudu. They co-wrote the feature film,
Signature Move, which world-premiered at SXSW and can now be found on HBOMax and most major streaming platforms. She directeda Telly-winning DocuSeries about drag culture in the US called Behind The Drag which
showcases the real lives of American drag queens. Their short and feature films have screened at hundreds of film festivals worldwide since 2015, including Cannes, SXSW, Tribeca, Outfest, and Bentonville. She has dedicated her work to the centering of people relegated to the
margins. She’s earned a passionate following by telling stories that don’t shy from the unique struggles of women—queer and straight—but focus on the power, resilience, and love they demonstrate in the face of them.

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