LOTERIA FILMS is a creatively driven multimedia production company specializing in content that educates and inspires public debate on many of the important issues of our time. We work across digital platforms including film, television, short format content for the web, social and mobile to ensure maximum reach and social impact for our projects.
FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES Loteria’s documentaries have been honored by numerous awards and nominations including the WGA’s Best Documentary Screenplay Award, the Gotham Independent Film Best Documentary Award and multiple National Emmy nominations. LOTERIA’S Directing/Producing/Writing team brings strong cinematic and journalistic backgrounds and a history of theatrically released and nationally broadcast films. Galloway and Duane de la Vega’s films have aired on the PBS independent film series POV, PBS FRONTLINE, IFC, The Documentary Channel and elsewhere. LOTERIA documentaries have driven news coverage and public discussion to a range of important issues, been used as educational tools and instruments of social change by high schools, universities, community and policy groups and have been screened and discussed in film festivals around the world.
WEB/SHORT FORMAT From project concept to completion, LOTERIA is known for its strong, collaborative relationships with a range of partners and the ability to tell compelling stories that make a big impact. Our editorial/work-for-hire partners include The New York Times, Mother Jones Magazine, IFC (Independent Film Channel), Discovery Network, The Mindset Foundation, Chronicle Books, Random House, UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and private philanthropists and foundations supporting numerous political and social causes from environmental and education policy to criminal justice reform and government accountability.
CONSULTING LOTERIA’S team consults with filmmakers, production companies, private foundations and NGOs on grant writing, story/project development, framing & targeting, post-production and outreach.
FICTION LOTERIA projects have been and are currently being developed for fiction film and television.
Kelly Duane de la Vega is an award-winning feature documentary filmmaker with an extensive background developing short format content for the web and TV. She was a recent Sundance Documentary Fellow, HBO/Film Independent Documentary Fellow, and a recipient of a 2012 Writers Guild of America award for Best Documentary Screenplay.
Duane de la Vega’s documentary BETTER THIS WORLD (POV 2011) premiered at SXSW and has been awarded several Best Feature Documentary prizes, including by The Gotham Independent Film Awards, and the San Francisco International and Sarasota Film Festivals. Granted a recent Creative Recognition Award by the International Documentary Association, the film was also nominated for Best Documentary by the IDA and London’s prestigious Grierson Awards and for Best Documentary Screenplay by The Writer’s Guild of America.
Her award-winning, Emmy-nominated feature documentary MONUMENTAL: DAVID BROWER’S FIGHT FOR WILD AMERICA opened theatrically nationwide and was broadcast on PBS and the Documentary Channel. Called “stylish and substantial” by Variety and “inspiring” by The New York Times, MONUMENTAL was selected by the New York Film Society to screen at Lincoln Center and is used as part of the educational curriculum in universities throughout the United States. Her documentary SEE HOW THEY RUN about Willie Brown’s mayoral campaign, premiered at SXSW and aired on PBS.
As Senior Director of Content/Executive Producer for TurnHere, a successful Internet video production company, Duane de la Vega spent five years developing, pitching, producing and overseeing delivery of short format web and television content for IFC, Discovery Channel, Planet Green and others. She developed and maintained a large network of freelance international filmmakers & video journalists and produced two short format television series for IFC focusing on emerging and innovative artists around the world.
Katie Galloway is a documentary filmmaker whose work explores the intersections of institutional power, civil & human rights, and political activism. Galloway won the 2012 Writer’s Guild of America’s Best Documentary Screenplay award for her film BETTER THIS WORLD (POV, 2011, encore 2012) which investigates the story of boyhood friends charged with domestic terrorism & their lengthy relationship with a “revolutionary” mentor & FBI informant. Made in association with the Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley, Better This World won Gotham Independent Film’s Best Documentary award, an International Documentary Association Creative Achievement Award and 3 National Emmy nominations, among other accolades.
Galloway’s critically acclaimed PRISON TOWN, USA (POV, 2007) examines the story of Susanville, California, one of hundreds of rural American towns radically transformed by the national prison building boom. Called “documentary making at its best” by The San Francisco Chronicle and “intriguing” by The New York Times, Prison Town was developed as a fiction series by IFC, for which she co-wrote the first three episodes. Galloway produced and reported an award-winning trio of films on the American criminal justice system for PBS FRONTLINE (with director Ofra Bikel) SNITCH, REQUIEM FOR FRANK LEE SMITH, and THE CASE FOR INNOCENCE, for which Galloway received a national Emmy nomination.
Galloway is a 2012-2013 Sundance Women’s Initiative Fellow, recent HBO/Film Independent documentary fellow & former Filmmaker-in-Residence at the I.R.P. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Berkeley and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University School of Journalism. She teaches in the Media Studies Department at U.C. Berkeley.