Cuban-American writer & filmmaker Vanessa Libertad Garcia grew up between the burbs’ and hoods of Los Angeles, California. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, she’s completed a myriad of successful projects in both the film and literary worlds.
On a cinematic front, she’s worked in various capacities as writer, director, and producer on fiction films and documentaries, such as the HSF/McNamara Arts Grant recipient A Two Woman One Act, and Maid in America, which debuted on PBS’ Independent Lens.
Vanessa’s films have screened at top festivals, including The LA Film Fest, The Habana Film Fest, Cinequest, Outfest, The International Film Festival of Cinema and Technology, Fusion: LGBT People of Color Film Festival, Frameline Film Festival, and HBO’s New York International Latino Film Festival.
On the literary front, her writings have been published by venerated literary staple Lambda Literary and the underground art & lit magazine This Great Society. Her first book The Voting Booth After Dark: Despicable, Embarrassing, Repulsive is still drawing laudable reviews and is available on many online shops including Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com and GiovannisRoom.com.
The Fiat Libertad Co. assembles the literary and cinematic works of Vanessa Libertad Garcia onto a platform which reflects the varied experiences of underrepresented, atypical and eccentric human communities. Her books and films candidly depict sub-cultural issues through distinctive styles that challenge conventional forms of storytelling. In short, The Fiat Libertad Co. produces intimate literature and cinema about uncommon lives for the collective heart.
Ms. Garcia is presently in post-production for her first feature film Good Mourning, Lucille, and in development for her second feature film Dear Dios and her second book Bloody Fucking Hell, a collection of love poetry. You can read her daily rants on the official VLG blog Bloggimia.