Paloma Valenzuela is a playwright, screenwriter and director originally from the city of Boston. She is the creator of La Gringa Loca Productions, a multi-media production operation based in the Dominican Republic and the United States. In High School she attended The Boston Arts Academy. She majored in Theater. She studied dramatic writing at the New York University Tisch Summer Program and then became a Writing for Film and Television Major at Emerson College. She graduated from Emerson in May of 2009 and promptly moved to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to work on developing projects in film and television in her country of origin. She began as the Second AD for a Dominican sitcom directed by popular Dominican director Angel Muñiz. Since then she has written various short films for directors both in Boston and the Dominican Republic, and collaborated as script doctor for several Dominican feature films as well as worked as Second AD. She has written and directed, through La Gringa Loca Productions, three stage plays both in Boston and the Dominican Republic: “RANT!” (2008), “Show Up” (2012, directed by Adobuere Ebiama) and “Queseyocuanto” (2012), A Short Film entitled “La Oficina” (2008), A 60 Min. Film “Saturday” (2010), Two Promotional Video for the popular blog Miss Rizos “Lecciones en La Calle” (2011), A Documentary Web Series, “Onomatopeyas Dominicanas” (2013-2014), An official commercial for Miss Rizos Salón in Santo Domingo (2015), a comedic web series “The Pineapple Diaries” (2015-2016), and a short film adapted from “The Pineapple Diaries” entitled “Pero Mi Cedula, No” (2015) which won the Special Jury Prize at the International Festival of Santo Domingo Mujeres en Cortos 2016. In July of 2016 she played the role of “Lolita” in the upcoming Dominican coming-of-age comedy, “Un 4to de Josue”. In 2016 she produced and launched the second season of the comedic web series “The Pineapple Diaries”. “The Pineapple Diaries” was Official Selection at the Roxbury International Film Festival 2017, in Boston. She is currently working on video and film projects in the United States and the Dominican Republic.
In “Untitled” Maite and her boyfriend Dimitrius get into an argument.