Vera Amaya is a writer, director and creative producer from Los Angeles, CA. Experiencing loss at an early age, she has cultivated an intimate relationship with her dual identity as a El Salvadorian and Chinese artist. She loves to be a part of projects that allow her unique illuminating gifts to guide perspectives that aren’t offered space. Many of her works embed compassion and share a communal intrinsic knowledge of storytelling through innovative form and truth. Her practice’s foundation lies in playfulness, vulnerability and being able to function in the parallelism of logic and emotion. She loves to develop and share daring and beautiful worlds.
Vera is in post for her newest short (2023), and has had her last film, I Once Fell in Love with You (2021), move through multiple film festivals, including the 2023 Berlin Int'l Art Festival. She’s produced The Burning Plain (2020), a 2022 Official Latino Festival selection, 2021 Latino Media Fest selection hosted by NALIP, 2021 Hola Mexico Film Festival Selection, and a 2021 DB Frieze LA Film Award Fellow. As well as, Tecata (2021), a nominee for Best Short Film and Winner of Best New Director at IMDB’s Indie Short Fest, amongst many more. Amaya is currently in development for her next film and consults as a Director and Creative Producer.