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Short Films


Little Con Lili (2019)

Perpetually scheming 10-year-old Lili would much rather eat junk food and jam out to Air Supply than do her homework. But when her mom comes home early from work, Lili must think fast to pull off her biggest con yet.

LITTLE CON LILI is available on HBO MAX.


After giving birth, a mother deals with her new identity, as she navigates life with her new baby, her husband, and her loud and opinionated inter-racial family.


A young boy takes on chores, and small jobs around his neighborhood, to raise money for a ticket to a magic show; but when his grandma loses her job, he is faced with a difficult decision.

The 90 Day Plan (2020)

A high school student obsessed with heist movies, must convince her best friend to help her rob a bank and save her Abuela (grandma) from getting evicted.

THE 90 DAY PLAN is available on HBOMax.


A poem/teaser about the themes of Love, explored in Gabriela's latest feature film
UN DREAM DE MEDIO SUMMER (in development with MACRO.

Short Films in Development...


#blessed (2024)

A lonely and insecure woman, becomes a Zen karate master and saves the love of her life from getting beat up by a pair of machista luchadores.

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CUQUI (2024)

CUQUI is a hard-working, and over-zealous Uber driver, who goes out of her way to get 5-star reviews. But when an uptight, high-strung passenger with an attitude is late for work, will Cuqui be able to do enough to maintain her 5-star rating?

Feature Films
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In Development

A 10 year-old girl, her working class mother, and estranged grifter grandmother must con their way across America, determined to find the girl’s long-lost father.

LITTLE CON LILI feature film is in development with Mandalay Pictures, 

In Development

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 A story of youthful lovers fated, Complicated by family. A scornful drag queen, causing agony to a fairy king seeking revenge.  An idiotic friend with a magic pill, that makes mortals love at will. Conflict ensues, and chaos impends; but all’s well in the end.

UN DREAM DE MEDIO SUMMER is in development with MACRO.



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(CASIMIRO): A desperate man will do whatever it takes, to escape the grasp of his overbearing wife, in order to attend a local fantasy role-playing tournament

(JUANITA): A scorned wife, who will go to great lengths to save her loveless marriage.

In development with Rideback Rise


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When a teen girl with muscular-dystrophy learns she’s been accepted into her dream IVY league college but can’t afford to go; she gathers an all-female crew of high school frenemies (none of whom have passed their driver's tests), to attempt an impossible super-car heist during Art Basel, Miami.

Actively Seeking Financing...

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When a love-scorned mother learns that her daughter is engaged, she will do whatever it takes to prove that love will always lead to disappointment.

In Development

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When a hardworking Cuban-Exile realises that no matter how hard he works, he can never attain the American Dream; he puts his strong work ethic toward orchestrating one of the biggest heists in American History.

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Gabriela Garcia Medina is a Cuban-American filmmaker. Her short film LITTLE CON LILI (2019) won Best of Fest at HBO Women in Comedy Festival (2019), Best Short Contest NBC (2019), winner of LALIFF Best Short Film (2019), nominated for Best Short Comedy at Palm Springs ShortFest (2020), and was distributed by HBOMax. Gabriela’s short film THE 90 DAY PLAN (2019), won Best of Fest at HBO Women in Comedy Festival (2020), Best Short Film – Powderkeg/Feigco Entertainment (2020), official selection at LAAPFF (2020), official selection PBS LatinXperiene (2020), acquired by WarnerMedia OneFifty (2020), and was distributed by HBOMax. Gabriela's musical comedy BERTIE THE BRILLIANT (2022) was made in collaboration with WarnerMedia OneFifty and Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB). BERTIE premiered at the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences as part of the NFMLA IN FOCUS: LatinX & Hispanic Cinema, it was an official selection to PBS Short Film Festival (2023), PRIDE LA, Outfest Family Fusion (2023), and the Oscar-qualifying Chicago International Children's Film Festival (2023) and Hollyshorts Film Festival (2023), and is available on PBS. Her latest short WHAT TO EXPECT (2024) was funded by Latino Public Funding and NALAC, and will distribute with PBS.


Gabriela’s feature film LITTLE CON LILI was TOP FIVE five on the LatinX List (The Black List, 2023), and is in development with Mandalay Pictures. Her romantic musical comedy MEDIO SUMMER is in development with MACRO. Her feature script THE KIDNAPPING OF CASIMIRO CORONADO was selected for the Rideback Rise Fellowship. And her feature script SKRRRT! won the Athena List Disney Develoment Grant (2024). Gabriela is NFMLA Filmmaker of the Year (2023), She’s an Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts & Sciences Film Accelerator fellow (2022), a Film Independent Directing Lab fellow (2020), and a Hedgebrook Screenwriting Lab fellow (2016). Gabriela received her BFA from UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television, with a major in Theater, and a double minor in Chicano/a Studies and African American Studies. She holds two MFA degrees from California Institute of the Arts. Prior to being a filmmaker, Gabriela was a spoken word poet. She has performed at over 1000 colleges/universities and has opened the stage for artists including Pitbull, Mos Def, and the Black-Eyed Peas, as well as for political figures including Kamala Harris, Maxine Waters.




 ‘Little Con Lili’ Is Like a Cuban-American ‘Matilda’

Film Independent 2020 Directing Lab Fellows

The Black List: LatinX List Finalists for 2022 unveiled!

Outfest Fusion Announces Full Film Festival Lineup

Inside the Academy's 2022 Film Accelerator Program

NFMLA’s 2022 InFocus: Latinx and Hispanic Film Festival Lineup Includes ‘Pool Boy’ and ‘Bertie the Brilliant’

NFMLA Celebrates Family Drama, Surreal Horror and Magical Fiction for Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month


 ‘Bertie the Brilliant’ movie tells a Latino inspiring story.

NFMLA unveils winners of it's 11th annual Best of NFMLA Awards

Rideback Rise reveals Inaugural cohort (2023-2024)

Rideback Rise Sets Inaugural Cohort Of 16 Creators To Develop Mainstream TV And Film Projects


Athena Film Festival Reveals 2024 Athena List Winners (Exclusive)


"Bertie the Brilliant" Presented by Latino Public Broadcasting Premieres in PBS Short Film Festival 


Athena List Finalists: SKRRRT! by Gabriela Garcia Medina & Katherine Craft



Manager: Jairo Alvarado

Redefine Entertainment

Agent: Valarie Phillips



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The Nord Group



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