Me, MYSELF, AND MY MIND

Gabriela is a filmmaker, actor and writer born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and is currently based between Los Angeles and Santo Domingo.

 

She is an Alum of the Sundance Institute Playwrights Intensive and HBO's Tomorrows Filmmakers Today Class of 2019 & 2020 and Semifinalist for the NBC Nosotros Monologue Slam.

 

As a writer and performer, Gabriela has toured her one-woman show, Las Garcia, across sold-out venues in L.A., including the LATC, GoogleLA, The Bootleg Theatre, and the Hollywood Fringe.

 

Her work in film seeks to deconstruct Neocolonialism through ancestral personal stories and alternative forms of documentation.

 

Her first feature film, MORENITA, won the 2020 FEST pitching forum in Portugal and is a finalist for the Sundance Institute 2021 Documentary grant. The film is supported by Women Make Movies in NYC and deals with themes of displacement, womanhood and modern-day immigration.

 

She is also developing her second narrative feature, Piratas, under the 2020 Cinema Femme mentorship. The film won funds in Dominican Republic with the annual FONPROCINE contest and is currently in the works to be shot on the island under her production company: JEVITA FILMS.

Gabriela is also writing a feature film for SONY PICTURES INTERNATIONAL and has a tv half-hour comedy show in development.

Awards & fellowships 

2021 FONPROCINE development funds winner

NBC Nosotros Monologue Slam semi-finalist 2020

WRITE LA - Pilot Competition semi-finalist 2020

HBO Tomorrows Filmmakers Today fellow 2020​

Sundance Artist grant recipient 2020

IAMA under 30 lab 2020-2021

PEN writers of America young writers grant 2020

Echo Young Playwrights recipient 2020-2021

 

Sundance Institute Playwrights Intensive 2019

 

Tomorrows Filmmakers Today fellow 2019

 

Latinx Playwrights common writers nest 2018-2019

 

Stanley Musgrove award for creative talent, USC 2017 

 

Eileen Stanley award for excellence in acting, USC, 2016

 

Hollywood fringe scholarship recipient, 2016

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Talent/Literary Management:

Nick Campbell - Velocity Entertainment

Voice Over

Dean Panaro - Dean Panaro Talent

Acting On-camera Commercials

Kazarian Measures Ruskin

Legal:

Meye & Downs

Emily Meyer

 

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