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, PBS’ Independent Lens documentary Maid in America, Ninash Foundation of India documentary Little Statistics, Stella Bella Productions’ short film Olivia and esteemed feature film The Accidental Death of Joey By Sue, and the popular underground industrial music documentary Synthnation. 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. She’s had writings published by venerated literary staple Lambda Literary and the rising art & lit magazine Amor Fati. Her first book The Voting Booth After Dark: Despicable, Embarrassing, Repulsive is drawing laudable reviews, available on Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. Ms. Garcia is presently in development for her first feature film based on the book’s characters titled Dear Dios, and her second book Bloody Fucking Hell, a collection of love poetry.

The Fiat Libertad Co., established by Vanessa Libertad Garcia, assembles her literary and cinematic works onto a platform that 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 movies about uncommon lives for the collective heart.

You can read her daily rants on the official VLG Blog Bloggimia.