Dona Ana Films & Multimedia
Co-Founder and Producer
I'm the co-owner of Dona Ana Films & Multimedia. My career started as a journalist 16 years ago. I've produced projects in 20 countries over the course of a decade. During that time, I lived as a correspondent in Brazil for almost seven years. In Brazil, my career in film and television began.
After getting approached by TV news crews to help with their reporting as a translator, I was recommended for other projects. The list of needs grew beyond translation. I saw need for production services in Brazil, and started my production company, which specifically provided production services to foreigners filming in Brazil. The business model boomed in the lead up to the Olympics.
My company acted as a local producer and provided production services for productions associated with mega-sporting events: the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2015 Copa America in Chile, and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
We worked on branded content for Google with the Beyond the Map project, and on documentary projects, which broadcast on HBO and Netflix, among others.
After 6 years of providing production services, the company produced and financed its first independent production: "3 Siblings." The documentary short has screened at over 30 film festivals in 13 countries, and has won 5 awards. It was also licensed to RTP in Portugal for broadcast.
I now live in Edmonton, and I'm refocusing Dona Ana Films & Multimedia to produce content for the North and South American markets under a Canadian business structure.