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Director: Giselle Bonilla

Synopsis:TriKe is a visual representation of the chaos we shape in order to thrive within the fullness of ourselves. Our film uses absurdity to scandalize our explicit vulnerability in a public space.
TriKe is a celebration of our childlike sensibility to find the erotic in the mundane, and the power within our complexities.

Bio: Giselle Bonilla graduated with Honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Film & Television Production. Her thesis film, “Virgencita,” received the Adrienne Shelly Grant, Panavision New Filmmakers Grant, and won the Horizon Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. In 2020, she was selected as a Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellow and a Deutsche Bank Frieze Filmmaking Fellow. Aside from narrative filmmaking, Giselle enjoys directing music videos as a creative escape from linear storytelling, some of which have premiered on the online platforms for The Fader and Rolling Stone. She is a recipient of the Audi Fellowship for Women scholarship sponsoring her MFA as a Directing Fellow at the American Film Institute.

Program: Beauty, Sex & Shame – VAEFF 2021

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