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Dafina is a writer/director/producer with television development experience, specializing in intersectional storytelling. She created the digital series Giving Me Life (In The Land Of The Deadass), which follows six Black and Latinx friends of diverse sexualities struggling to find love in New York City. The series is now distributed through Xfinity, UrbanOne, Gravitas Ventures and RevryTV. Previously, the series won the AT&T Audience Award for Best Episodic at the 2018 Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. It also was an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Television Festival, 2018 Cleveland International Film Festival, and 2018 Atlanta Out On Film Festival. In 2017, Dafina was a Kickstarter Creator-In-Residence while she was in production on Giving Me Life. Prior to that, she worked as a Director of Development & Production at Nickelodeon, where she oversaw development and current series for scripted and unscripted projects; helped manage the first-look deal with Nick Cannon’s Ncredible Entertainment; and coordinated the creative development of the network’s current series slate with past credits including the Emmy-nominated Degrassi and the channel’s first English-speaking telenovela Every Witch Way to name a few. She also co-produced the urban coming-of-age feature film, Punching At The Sun (Official Selection of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival; Winner for Best Narrative at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.)
Emerging filmmaker here for all the good energy and collaborations with fellow creators. I have worked in music since a teen traveling with some of the industry's top recording artist. Though music is and will forever be my first love This next chapter as a filmmaker will allow me to share all these wonderful stories in my heart and brain with the world.
I'm a Queens girl and an aspiring producer interested in making black television shows that feed us the same way the 90s shows did. I have a web series on YouTube called "ALBAN HILLS" and I plan on making many more series. I'd love to connect with other creatives and join in on projects, even if it's as a PA or social media assistant. I'm still learning and open to tv production advice and mentorship.
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