Emiliana is an independent director, producer and cinematographer from Venezuela currently based out of London. After migrating to the United States at 17, she made it her mission to create impact based storytelling. Collectively, she and her projects has been supported by fellowships with the Sundance Institute, Adobe, La Biennale Di Venezia, VULCAN and the Impact Guild.
Emiliana started her career working at Participant Media in their Documentary division and is a producer on two Venezuelan features - La Causa (World Premiere, IDFA 2019 ) and ‘Patria y Muerte’, supported by Berlinale. In 2019, she produced numerous short films with Film Independent’s Project Involve Program as well as branded content with Gucci, VICE, and Garage Magazine. In 2020 she worked as a post-production supervisor for WIRELESS, produced by Steven Soderbergh for Quibi, now on ROKU TV. Since 2021/2021, Emiliana works with Esperanto Filmoj, Alfonso Cuarón’s production company, based out of London.
She is the co-founder of the female-founded production studio, DISCORDIA, based in Los Angeles, California. They are in development on three feature films.
In 2020 she co-founded JEVA, a non-profit educational organization made for and from Venezuelan women that work within the cinematic space with now over 600 members. We provide educational workshops, grant support, small sponsorships, and mentorship. We’ve partnered with FinalDraft and Venezuelan embassys such of that of France, Spain and USA for program funding.
Emiliana is heavily influenced by her roots and a strong sense of community filmmaking. She hopes to make ground-breaking independent cinema that does not follow dogmatic storytelling.