ABOUT

Born and raised on the US/Mexico border, Gia Rigoli is a Latinx producer with a primary focus on narrative film. When she was still in University, she produced her first feature film, Rock Steady Row, which world premiered at the 2018 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 2019 Berlinale Talents participant and a 2019 Project Involve Producing fellow where she was awarded the Sony Pictures Entertainment Fellowship. She is currently co-producing her first Virtual Reality Interactive experience, Frontera, that was selected to participate in the 2019 Biennale College Cinema VR and Venice Production Bridge. 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. Gia recently 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, Berlinale, and the SFFilm Westridge Grant

gia@discordiacine.com

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SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

SELECTED AWARDS

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 - Slamdance Film Festival (2018)
Audience Award for Best Narrative Film - Slamdance Film Festival (2018)
Audience Award for Best Narrative Film - Mammoth Lakes Film Festival (2018)

 

PRODUCER

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

Horsegirl, In Development /  Dir. Lauren Meyering 

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

Bottle Bomb!!! / Dir. Frida Perez / 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 / Dodge College

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