HI, I'M VIA BIA!
WHO IS VIA?
The humid asphalt of Long Island, New York.
A young girl raised in a multi-generational Puerto Rican and Jewish family where God was in charge (aka, my abuela).
My short film, THESE COLORS DON'T RUN (shot on film!),
is the story of a first communion day gone down the shitter.
TDCR was supported by Kodak and the Arlington Commission for the Arts,
and was distributed by HBO/HBO Max.
My latest project, POST COMEDY,
about a stand-up comic living in the shadow of her past,
received a camera and lighting grant through DC-Camera/WIFV DC,
and is currently on the festival circuit.
Producing other filmmaker's projects brings me a lot of joy,
and I've gotten to work on some great ones like:
LA JUANA (Dir: Anayamel); BRIDGE (Dir: Cristina Wolf);
and PETIOLE (Dir: Meghan Brown).
I recently produced a Netflix/LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship short called
DEVELOPMENT (Dir: Chloe Caudillo),
starring Haskiri Velazquez (Saved By The Bell);
Sal Lopez (American Me; Full Metal Jacket);
Raquel McPeek Rodriguez (NCIS: Los Angeles); and Jeff Lorch (Our Flag Means Death).
On the script side, CHRISTMAS HANGOVER
(a cursey Christmas rom-com I co-wrote) was optioned,
and I have a porfolio of live-action and animated episodics, features, and shorts
that explore religion, race, memory, and gender roles but with a comedic lens
(plus the aforementioned booty jokes).
So if you're looking to staff your show or have writing assignments, hit me up!
THESE COLORS DON'T RUN
Via Bia: Writer | Producer | Director
Starring: Maggie Celeste, Neyla Cantu, and Yesenia Garcia
Producers: Wilson Smith and Michael Tully
Director of Photography: Yuta Yamaguchi
Editor: Jodi Gibson
Composer: Eric Friend
The story of a first communion gone down the shitter
Via Bia: Co-Writer | Producer | Director
Jax Baires: Co-Writer | Producer | Lead
Kunitaro Ohi: Director of Photography
Sabra Stratton: Editor
Tiffany Román Louk: Composer
A comedian's set is interrupted
by the one thing she never jokes about
Via Bia: Creative Producer
Anayamel: Director | Writer | Producer | Editor
TeCheetah López: Lead Actress
Erin G. Wesley: Director of Photography
Composers: Moses Truzman and Austin Gruhn
La realidad. La fantasía. La Juana.
Reality. Fantasy. La Juana.
A selected project of the 2023 Netflix/LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship
Chloe Caudillo: Director | Writer | Producer
Haskiri Velazquez (Saved by the Bell; THE 40 YEAR OLD VERSION); Raquel McPeek-Rodriguez; Jeff Lorch; Leticia Castillo; and Sal Lopez: Lead Actors
Kim Cohen: Director of Photography
Alan Luna and Natalie Ballesteros: Casting Directors
Sabra Stratton (Cabin Edit): Editor
Denisse Ojeda: Composer
An office worker lands a coveted leadership seminar
only to realize that to get ahead...
she has to become JUST LIKE the Boss
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