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Gia Rigoli is a Mexican-American film producer currently based in Los Angeles and Nogales, AZ. At 20 years old she produced her first feature film, Rock Steady Row, which world premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival where it took home the Narrative Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for Best Narrative Film and was subsequently distributed by Gunpowder & Sky. Gia's other feature credits include Salton Sea and Birds Without Feathers which are distributed by Epoch Films and Synergetic Films, respectively. Her films have screened at over 50 festivals worldwide. Gia graduated with a BFA in Creative Producing from Chapman University where she was mentored by Michael Apted. Her senior thesis film, Pasajeros en Trance, was a Student Academy Award Finalist.

Gia was selected as a Berlinale Talents participant and a Project Involve Producing fellow where she was awarded the Sony Pictures Entertainment Fellowship. She was also selected as a participant of the NALIP Producer’s Incubator Lab and was a Rotterdam Producing Lab Fellow. Gia works as a freelance producer in Los Angeles and has produced dozens of short films, music videos, and commercials including branded content with Gucci, Garage Magazine, and VICE. In 2020, she founded a production company, Discordia Cine, with her frequent collaborators. They are in development on three feature films that have been supported by the Sundance Institute, Film Independent, The Gotham/IFP, Berlinale, PGA and the SFFilm Westridge Grant.

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SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

SELECTED AWARDS

Rotterdam Producing Lab Fellow (2022)

PGA Create Fellow (2021)

NALIP Producer Incubator Lab (2021)

Best Film, Anchorage - Oldenburg International Film Festival (2021)

Film Independent Fast Track (2020)

IFP Week No Borders International Co-Production Market (2020)

SFFilm Westridge Grant Winner (2020)

Sundance Institute Talent Forum (2020)

Venice Production Bridge (2019)

Berlinale Talents (2019)

Film Independent Project Involve (2019)

Sony Pictures Entertainment Fellowship (2019)

Student Academy Award Nominee (2018)
Narrative Grand Jury Prize, Rock Steady Row - Slamdance Film Festival (2018)
Audience Award for Best Narrative Film, Rock Steady Row - Slamdance Film Festival (2018)
Audience Award for Best Narrative Film, Rock Steady Row - Mammoth Lakes Film Festival (2018)

 

PRODUCER

*Selected Fimography

Features

Patria Y Muerte, In Development / Dir. VK / Discordia

Paper Trail, In Development / Dir. Rachael Moton

The Weight of Land, In Development / Dir. Daniel Drummond / Discordia

Plastico, 2022 / Dir. Veronica Kompalic / Discordia

Anchorage, 2021 / Dir. Scott Monahan / The Malt Shop

Birds Without Feathers, 2019 / Dir. Wendy McColm / Synergetic Films 

Desert Shores, 2018 / Dir. Michael Stevantoni / Cinema Epoch

Rock Steady Row, 2018 / Dir. Trevor Stevens / Gunpowder & Sky

Shorts

October Mourning, 2022 / Dir. Frederick Thornton 

Bottle Bomb!!!, 2021 / Dir. Frida Perez / Discordia

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary / Dir. Rachael Moton / Discordia

La Gloria, 2019 / Dir. Mary Evangelista / Film Independent

Swim, 2019 / Dir. Enrique Unzueta / Film Independent

The Great Family, 2019 / Dir. Gus Krieger / Trikon

Nintendo - "Generations", 2019 / Dir. Trevor Stevens / Trikon

The Girl, 2018 / Dir. Wendy McColm / Trikon

Transient Passengers, 2018 / Dir. Natalia Hermida / Trikon / *Student Academy Award Finalist

Love Hurts, 2017 / Dir. Trevor Stevens

Gamberger, 2017 / Dir. Natalia Hermida / Trikon

Carmensita, 2017 / Dir. Emiliana Ammirata / Chapman University