HI, I'M VIA BIA!
WHO IS VIA?
The humid asphalt of Long Island, New York.
A young girl raised in a multi-generational Evangelical Puerto Rican and Jewish family where God was in charge, and by God, I mean my abuela.
I learned a lot in those days. How to cut an avocado; how to memorize a Bible verse by turning it into a rap; and how to mix English, Yiddish, and Puerto Rican slang into one devastating diss that to be honest, most people would not understand,
but I knew... I knew.
I left Long Island and religion a while back, but those memories still exist in the edges of my mind, even through moves to Philadelphia, Mexico City, DC, and Los Angeles,
where I've worked as a teacher, in social justice non-profits, and now, in filmmaking.
Filmmaking gives me the opportunity to write about, recreate, and embellish on my past, and I've been fortunate to have projects go through labs with Sundance, Cine Qua Non (sponsored by AMPAS), and the Stowe Story Labs.
Additionally, THESE COLORS DON’T RUN,
my short about a little girl whose first communion day goes down the shitter,
was distributed by HBO, and my latest film, POST COMEDY,
about a Latinx stand-up comic, will premiere later this year.
I recently produced LA JUANA, directed by Anayamel, and I'm the co-writer of an absurd holiday rom-com called CHRISTMAS HANGOVER, in development with No Fear Productions.
My dream is to staff on a 1/2 hour comedy or dramedy,
so if you're looking for folks to add to your room, hit me up if you'd like to read my original pilots in the 1/2 hr comedy and dramedy spaces (animated and live-action);
or if you'd prefer tv specs, shorts and features, I got those too - so gimme a shout!
Produced by Vianda Media LLC - that's me!
THESE COLORS DON'T RUN
Via Bia: Writer | Producer | Director
Starring: Maggie Celeste, Neyla Cantu, and Yesenia Garcia | Produced: Wilson Smith and Michael Tully
DP: Yuta Yamaguchi
The story of a first communion gone down the shitter.
Via Bia: Co-Writer | Producer | Director
Starring/Co-Writer/Producer: Jax Baires | DP: Kunitaro Ohi
Trailer coming soon!
A comedian's set is interrupted by the one thing she never jokes about... her past trauma.
Via Bia: Creative Producer
Starring: TeCheetah López | Written/Produced/Directed/Edited: Anayamel |DP: Erin G. Wesley
The colorful and melancholy world of a cabaret singer
lost in memories of past loves.
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