Talent Guide

Gabriela Medina

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Directing Lab 2020


Gabriela Garcia Medina is a LatinX Writer, Director. Originally from Cuba, Gabriela grew up in London, Geneva, and Spain. In 2001, Gabriela attended UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, Television. Gabriela has two MFA degrees from CalArts. Her feature screenplay Little Con Lili was recipient of the Hedgebrook Screenwriting fellowship (2016). In 2019, her short film Little Con Lili won Best of Fest at the HBO Women in Comedy Festival, Best Short Contest with NBC, winner of the $20K FOTOKEM post-production Award at LALIFF, and has been accepted to OSCAR and BAFTA qualifying film festivals worldwide. She wrote and directed The 90 Day Plan (Sept 2019) proof of concept for a a television anthology series on gentrification. She directed an episode of the YouTube series Vinyl Rewind: Abbey Road, and she’s developing a screenplay The Kidnapping of Casimiro Coronado, as well as a dark-humor, satirical sci-fi series called Baby Spa.

Current Project

Little Con Lili


A ten-year old girl determined to see her dying father is forced to partake in small-time scams by her con-artist mother.