Filmmaker, Writer, and Artist in New York
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for BEST SCREENPLAY at Urbanworld Film Festival :)
Yohanna's first taste of transmedia storytelling was as part of the first marketing team for The TRUTH anti-tobacco campaign- where web and television advertising themes were transposed to engaged the audience through real life events and experiences.
Her transmedia project has been selected for the 6th edition of the Oaxaca Film Festival's Global Script Challenge and the 14th edition of Urban MediaMakers Film Festival
She won the first European Performing Arts and Transmedia Lab grant for the performance art aspect of her transmedia project.
Yohanna was also a participant in the Artist Summer Institute- a 5 day intensive professional development workshop for artists- presented by Creative Capital and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Also a member of the impressive Diverse Filmmaker's Alliance, NYC.
A former production assistant for the The Tavis Smiley Show and various reality shows for BBC Worldwide--Yohanna produced a short experimental documentary about tourism in her native Dominican Republic-
The documentary was an official selection at the Boston Latino International Film Festival, Costa Rica International Film Festival and inducted into the CUNY Dominican Studies Library.
Yohanna is also on the board of the Girls In Tech newly added Dominican Republic chapter.