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
Nick Campbell - Velocity Entertainment
Dean Panaro - Dean Panaro Talent
Acting On-camera Commercials
Kazarian Measures Ruskin
Meye & Downs