Photo credit: Amanda Lopez

Photo credit: Amanda Lopez

I love film because it allows us dream and empathize with each other, and can have a very real influence in how we view the world. In my own films, I am interested in revealing the extraordinary in the everyday. Being able to share the experiences, knowledge, and dreams of others, and translating their stories into moving images, is an incredible privilege and challenge.

My work has screened at festivals across the U.S. and internationally and has been featured on publications such as The Atlantic. Recently, The Honeys and Bears was one of nine short films selected to be part of the 2017 season of Lunafest, a traveling film festival that raises funds for nonprofit causes across the country. 

Last spring, I directed So You Think You Can Vote? (2016) for We the Voters, a series of 20 viral films that aim to demystify how our government works and activate citizens to vote, co-produced by Vulcan Productions, Show of Force and Warrior Poets

I co-produced Art, Architecture and Innovation: Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum (2009), and was an associate producer on The New Black (2013) and Cooked (release TBA). I've also produced and edited videos for Guggenheim Museum, The Guardian, and The New Yorker

I'm an alumna of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and a member of Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, and New York Women in Film & Television

I'm always interested in new collaborations. I'd love to hear from you! 

veenamakesfilms@gmail.com

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