Gina East

Gina East (Isleta Pueblo) is a writer and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Her screenplay, What the Crows Saw, placed in multiple screenwriting competitions. Notably, it won the Grand Prize at the Creative World Awards and was a Quarterfinalist in Final Draft’s Big Break – Diversity Feature. In addition, she was a Fellow at NAMA’s 2nd annual Native American Writers Seminar. Her most recent writing and directing project was the short film, In The Witching House, which premiered at the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival. Her theater background and dance skills informed her artistry while directing the original Rock Opera, Orpheus: A Season in Hell. Raised by nomadic parents, she grew up living in a converted school bus that traveled along the coasts of Canada, the US, and Mexico. She enjoys weaving her eccentric childhood into much of her work. Her storytelling often focuses on broad themes distilled down to a single character’s experience. She is currently a Music Licensing Executive at Universal Music Group Universal Production Music. Through this work, she has gained insight into the complex world of music sync licensing and the role it plays in all forms of visual media. She’s the mother of two teenage daughters who are getting ready to leave the nest.