Growing up between Italy's quiet countryside and the outsized cities of China gave transnational producer Selena Leoni a unique viewpoint of the world. Her love for art and technology led her to City University of Hong Kong, where she earned her BAS in New Media in 2015. After graduation, she worked as a Multimedia Content Producer in Hong Kong for over three years and developed several award-winning Multimedia VR projects that focused on improving social inclusion. In pursuit of further personal and professional development, Selena attended UCLA's Producers Program, where she earned a Master's Degree in Film and Television in 2020.
As an experienced film, television, and multimedia producer, Selena developed and produced various projects, including feature films, short films, VR scenarios, documentaries, and commercials. She is familiar with all aspects of production, from development to distribution, and has extensive experience in both union and non-union productions. Many of her projects have played and won awards in Academy Award-qualifying festivals such as Austin Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and Indy Shorts International Film Festival.
Selena is currently a Producer fellow in Film Independent's Project Involve 2021 and has several projects in development. Her most recent credits include Wayfarer Studios' feature film SMILE OR HUG, and Bryant Griffin's feature debut YOUNG KINGS which won the ARRI Franz Wieser Grant. Selena's interests lie in developing globalized character-driven stories that give underrepresented groups a platform and a voice. Her passion is for female-led thrillers, biopunk, dark comedy, and crime dramas.
Selena resides in Los Angeles with her two cats, Whiskey and Sour.
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