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Direction, Marketing & Distribution, Post Production, Production, Writer
Donna is an award-winning Latina writer and director focusing on inclusion, gender parity, diversity, LGBTQ and women-centric content.
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Director, Writer, FUEGO short film.
Director, Writer, The Girl Next Door short film.
Director, T.D. Jakes / OWN Network, episodic show.
Director/Screenwriter, Death of a Saleswoman feature
Showrunner, Writer/Director, Couplets Limited Series, All Def Digital
Theatre Director, Los Angeles - Equity/Non Equity

Student Academy Award nomination
Best Screenplay + Audience Awards, Female Eye
Best Screenplay, LA Femme Fest
Academy Nicholl Semi-Finalist(s) and Finalist(s)
Best Feature Director, Bare Bones
Best Feature film, Gem City

Personal Details

Los Angeles
New York
San Francisco

United States, France, Italy, Mexico, Peru
English, Spanish

Work Details

Member, Non-member

Alliance of Women Directors
Film Fatales
Filmmaker's Alliance
Stage 32

Stills Photographer, Marketing, Digital Strategist, Social Media Manager, Behind the Scenes videographer
Post Production Coordinator, Foley Artist, Assistant Editor
Producer, Executive Producer, Associate Producer
Writer, Show Runner, Script Consultant

Donna Wheeler is Latina film, theatre director/screenwriter working globally. Her works have screened both in the USA and internationally including Cannes, Germany, Canada and Italy. She's known for directing and co-writing a paranormal horror thriller (untitled), directing/writing Walt Disney Studios scripted series; directing/writing branded content for online streaming; directing segments for OWN; directing/writing family comedy Death of a Saleswoman; show-runner, staff writer, and producing director on Couplets episodic for All Def Digital; and directing plays at Los Angeles theaters. She's a Slamdance Screenwriting Fellow, Academy Nicholl Fellowship finalist(s) and semi-finalist(s), Best Screenplay and Audience Awards (directing/screenwriting) at Female Eye Film Fest, Bare Bones Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival, LA Femme Film Festival, Austin Film Festival 2nd Rounder, plus multiple global festivals worldwide as award winner. She is a fiscally-sponsored film and media artist.