HELLO, MY NAME IS VIA
I'm a LA-based filmmaker,
alumna of Sundance's Latino Screenwriting Project
(a script lab for Latinx writers),
past winner of the Virginia Screenwriting Competition,
and writer/director of THESE COLORS DON’T RUN (distributed by HBO).
I recently shot POST COMEDY,
a short film about a Latinx comedian
who has a PTSD blow-out while doing stand-up.
POST COMEDY is the recipient of a camera and lighting grant for films with social impact (by DC-Camera & WIFV DC), and is in post-production.
Before I was a filmmaker, I worked in the social justice field, taught ESL, and studied anthropology, linguistics, and education.
I love writing features, episodics,
consulting on scripts, creating comedy content...
and I'd love to work with you, so contact me below!
Via's FILMOGRAPHY & MEDIA
A peek into some of my stuff for film and web
The iChancla 5c - An iPhone parody (co-written with Youtube personality, Eddie G.)
Commissioned to write comedy content for this on-line cultural powerhouse.
Featured on Funny Or Die's Tweet Roundup
How did a SPORTS TWEET I wrote get play? By talking about our country's forefathers and a teeny tiny itty bitty piece of the male anatomy.
Click on the "sports tweet" imbedded link and scroll to @viadear's entry
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.
Featured Mediator in
by Rachel Libert
Shown on Oprah and MSNBC. This award-winning documentary spotlights an innovative process between victims and offenders of violent crimes - facilitated dialogues held in prisons - created for both parties to discuss the crime, its effects, and to give and receive answers to their most persistent questions.
DMV Filmmaker Interview with Kevin Sampson
An in-studio conversation on storytelling, early movie influences, culture, and what it's like to be in a Sundance lab.
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."
RECENT FILM EVENTS
THESE COLORS DON'T RUN
Check it out!
Official Trailer for HBO Latino!
The story of a first communion gone down the shitter.
THESE COLORS DON'T RUN
BTS photos, screen grabs, and stills from
THESE COLORS DON'T RUN - a short I wrote and directed
(shot on Super 16 and supported by Kodak film).
Click on pics for additional thoughts from yours truly!
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