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Gia Rigoli

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, PGA Create 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.

Selected Awards

Tribeca Untold Stories (2022)

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)

CV

PRODUCER

*Selected Fimography

Features

Patria Y Muerte, In Development / Dir. Veronica Kompalic

Paper Trail, In Development / Dir. Rachael Moton

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

Plastico, 2022 / Dir. Veronica Kompalic

Anchorage, 2021 / Dir. Scott Monahan

Birds Without Feathers, 2019 / Dir. Wendy McColm

Desert Shores, 2018 / Dir. Michael Stevantoni 

Rock Steady Row, 2018 / Dir. Trevor Stevens

Shorts

Charo, Charo, 2022 / Dir. Joie Estrella Horwitz & Sergi Castella

October Mourning, 2022 / Dir. Frederick Thornton 

When There Was Water, 2022 / Dir. Nicole Otero

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

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary / Dir. Rachael Moton

La Gloria, 2019 / Dir. Mary Evangelista 

Swim, 2019 / Dir. Enrique Unzueta 

The Great Family, 2019 / Dir. Gus Krieger

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

The Girl, 2018 / Dir. Wendy McColm 

Transient Passengers, 2018 / Dir. Natalia Hermida 

*Student Academy Award Finalist

Love Hurts, 2017 / Dir. Trevor Stevens

Gamberger, 2017 / Dir. Natalia Hermida

Carmensita, 2017 / Dir. Emiliana Ammirata

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