Peruvian-Irish-American Donna Bonilla Wheeler is a commercial and narrative director, writer, producer in Film/TV/Theatre.
Her films have been sold internationally at Cannes, stream on multiple platforms worldwide, and have screened at film and cultural festivals across the USA, Canada, South America, and globally. Recent wins include a Remi Award at 54th Worldfest Houston for directing.
Her film and TV projects have been Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalists, Austin 2nd Rounders, Slamdance Lab selects, MIPTV/Cannes Drama series selects, Sundance Lab finalists, STOWE Story Lab selects, and IFP/Gotham No Borders selects.
Donna is a MIPTV Producer to Watch, Alliance of Women Directors Executive Board Member, Film Independent filmmaker, WOCU/JTC List director, Chicana Directors Initiative director, Women in Media director, and Film Fatales director.
She additionally writes and directs branded and commercial content, has an ad agency background, a medical school background, a background in casting, and post production editorial and management experience for studios and networks.
Donna has been selected as a Career Advancement and Industry Support Fellow, JTC List #Startwith8Hollywood Mentee, #ReadLatinxWriters Mentee, Women In Film 2021 Mentee, and is a Jurist at US and international film festivals.