JULIANNA GELINAS BONIFACIO (Producer; Georgie): Julianna Gelinas Bonifacio is a writer, actress, and award-winning producer. Julianna began her film career in distribution at FilmRise founders the Fisher brothers’ City Lights Pictures & Home Entertainment, releasing films such as “The Ten,” “Manda Bala,” “Brooklyn Rules,” “The Year My Parents Went on Vacation,” and others.
Her producing credits include short films “Migraine” (featuring Nathan Lee Graham and Laverne Cox; premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2012), and the award-winning “Fortune House” (starring 2017 Tony Award Winner Michael Aronov; premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2013). Combined, those films played at over 20 film festivals, won four awards, and are both available on iTunes, distributed by Shorts International.
Julianna produced two other shorts: “Libero (Free),” commissioned by DICK’S Sporting Goods and Tribeca Digital Studios (world premiered on ESPN), and “Last Pick-Up,” starring 2016 Tony Award Winner Reed Birney (world premiered at the 2018 Outfest Los Angeles Film Festival).
World premiering at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, Julianna co-wrote and produced “Master Maggie,” starring Lorraine Bracco, Neil Jain, Brian Dennehy, Kenan Thompson, and Chris Henry Coffey. “Master Maggie” marks her screenwriting debut.
“The Quitter” was her second feature film as a producer and her first feature film acting in a leading role. “The Quitter” received positive reviews in The New York Times, New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, Film Journal International and many others. The Hollywood Reporter praised her acting performance as “complex and engaging.” “The Quitter” was released across all platforms (iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, GooglePlay and HULU), and made its Television debut in 2016 on PBS.
Julianna’s feature film producing credits also include “Delivering the Goods,” in which she also played the role of ‘Nina’, opposite Thomas Ian Nicholas and Dominick Fumusa.
Julianna produced several music videos, including one for a cappella group Straight No Chaser.
As an actor, Julianna spent nearly seven years performing in the long-running Off-Broadway show, “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.”
She is currently writing two feature screenplays, one which is inspired by she and her husband, director-writer-producer Matthew Bonifacio’s short documentary, “Libero (Free).” They are also developing multiple film projects together.
Julianna is originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and lives in Brooklyn.