HELLO, MY NAME IS VIA
I'm an LA-based filmmaker, who grew up on Long Island
in a Puerto Rican, Jewish, and Evangelical multi-generational home.
Drama abounded but at least there were bagels and plantains!
I'm an alumna of Sundance's Latino Screenwriting Project,
the Stowe Story Labs,
My first film, THESE COLORS DON’T RUN,
was shot on a Super 16 (real film!) and distributed by HBO,
and I have another short,
I love writing about cursey Latinas breaking down walls
and coming to terms with the past
(I've got a 1/2 hour comedy animated pilot; 1/2 hour dramedy pilot,
and lots of shorts and features in this space),
and I'm also stoked about a new short I'm producing
called LA JUANA, by Anayamel.
It's a visual love letter to romantic
about a former cabaret singer who lives life OUT LOUD
with all her being.
Oh! And there’s CHRISTMAS HANGOVER,
an absurdist holiday rom-com Carrie Wachob and I wrote and is in development with 5x5 Productions.
I can't wait to share more soon!
Via's FILMOGRAPHY & MEDIA
A peek into some of my stuff for film and web
Tweet in the comedy section of Paste Magazine :)
Growing up on Long Island somehow made its way into this tweet about appointing a Supreme Court Justice. (click on the hyperlink above or Paste logo, then scroll to #13 in the tweet gallery by @viadear)
Silly theoretical mathematics tweet featured on Mashable.com, y'all!
What do Trump, Boris Johnson, and Gary Busey all have in common? They're in one of my tweets featured on Mashable.com. Click on the hyperlink above or Mashable logo, and scroll to the tweet by @viadear.
TCDR is part of Northern Virginia Magazine's #2 "culture story" of 2017. 😍🎥😍
"Local filmmakers such as Via Bia shine a light on the overlooked [short movie] art form, earning accolades for films that are written in our own neighborhoods..."
[click on Northern VA Mag hyperlink above to read more]
An article I wrote for Stowe Story Labs on my favorite films of 2017.
"[QUEST is a story about] holding tightly to each other and contending with an America that doesn't always care how good you are or how hard you work. It is filled with love and truth."
THESE COLORS DON'T RUN
Check it out!
Official Trailer for HBO Latino!
The story of a first communion gone down the shitter.