Director | Writer 

Love, New York | Short

Director/Writer/Editor

“Love, New York” starring "She's Gotta Have It"-Sydney Morton as Carmen. Screened at multiple film festivals, was featured on Issa Rae's #ShortFilmSundays, garnered nominations for, “Best Short Award” at the Academy Award qualifying Reel Sisters Film Festival, and “Best Director” at the Utah Film Awards Festival.

On her way to an audition, Carmen a struggling New York actress accidentally grabs the wrong cup of coffee. Leaving her to more than just nerves. 

 

UPCOMING WORK

THE NEXT RIGHT THING | WEBSERIES

Director/Editor/Producer

"In a city with so many options and obstacles, Claire and De'Adra are simply trying to do the next right thing... one New York encounter at a time." 

COMMIT | short

Co-Writer/Director/Editor

Two busy humanitarian New Yorkers fall in love at first sight, but they don't know how their going to fit love into their schedules. 

 

ABOUT DIONNA

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Dionna is a director and writer residing in Brooklyn, NY. Her style of directing can be described as punchy and visually colorful. She loves all genres of film, but finds herself most drawn to comedy. 

Dionna is currently working on multiple projects, including two comedic episodic series and a feature film. She enjoys creating and collaborating on projects that explore the space in comedy where farce meets pathos. She works to visually interpret scripts into cinematic shots, honest performances, and optimistic storytelling. Her overall goals are to make content that entertains, and inspires viewers.

Dionna holds a M.F.A in filmmaking from American University. During her time at A.U. she won a Student Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in (Non-News) Production, and was nominated for an A.U. Visions Award for Outstanding Graduate Fiction Work. Currently she works as the Post-Production Department Chair at New York Film Academy, where she is responsible for the editing curriculum for each department and teaches film editing.

PREVIOUS CLIENTS

  • A&E's FYI Network
  • Bravo
  • The Women's Theater Project
  • Zazoom Media 
  • The Station Media
  • UNICEF
  • National Park Service
  • NAACP
  • Parent Media Group 
  • PryorHill Productions 
  • Impolite Company
  • Patina Productions 
  • Charred Oak Films

TEaching Experience

  • Northwestern University
  • Brooklyn College-CUNY
  • Borough of Manhattan College-CUNY
  • New York Film Academy-New York/Mumbia/Bejing/Doha
 

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