Veronica is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and playwright.
Her "karmic komedy" short DANDELION
won the Audience Award for Best Live Action short at Palm Springs International ShortFest, and Best Director at San Francisco Women’s International. Dharma’s two year festival run included screenings at the Newport Beach Film Festival, HBO New York Latino Film Fest, Rhode Island International, LA Shorts, and a special screening honoring award winning shorts at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Her previous short Nightsweats premiered at the Filmmakers Alliance Vision Awards at the DGA as part of an evening honoring film director Allison Anders. Nightsweats went on to screen at numerous festivals across the U.S. and garner three nominations for Best Short. Veronica’s Dharma festival exploits are prominently featured in an episode of the inde film series Festival Road Show produced by Shorts International and aired on their US/UK channels.
As a screenwriter, Veronica has worked for studios and independents. Features currently in development include Sonnet, an original dramedy, and The Ninth Room, an occult thriller. Sonnet is a 2012 co-production between her company Crunch Entertainment (Marc Aramian, Producer) and Latitude Entertainment (Greg Coote, Executive Producer; John Fiedler, Senior Producer). Suri Krishnamma is slated to direct.
Veronica has also written and directed numerous original works for theatre. Most recently, she directed the world premiere of her new play Lulu’s Last Stand at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills. Over thirty productions of her plays and one-acts have been produced at theatres across the country including Riverside Shakespeare Company (New York), The Writers Theatre (New York), The Academy of Media and Theatre Arts (San Francisco), The Nat Horne (New York), The Complex (Los Angeles), Musical Theatreworks (New York), American Globe Theatre (New York – Best New Play Award), The Women In Theatre Festival (New York – Finalist, Best New Play) and the Buckhead Theatre (Atlanta). She has also directed American classics such as Crimes of the Heart, at the Whitmore Lindley, Los Angeles, and Fences, at Theatre 40. Plays currently in development include Three Guys in a Kansas City Alley.
Veronica began her career as an actor with John Strasberg’s Mirror Repertory Company in New York where she studied acting with fellow company member Geraldine Page. During her years as an actor she appeared in numerous leading roles in regional, touring and off-Broadway theatre as well as independent film before shifting her focus to writing and directing. She is a graduate of The Drama Studio, London at Berkeley and SUNY. She is a member of the WGA, Women In Film, the Alliance of Women Directors and The Dramatists Guild.