Dina F. Gilmore is an award-winning Director and Filmmaker, Screenwriter, International Photographer, 4-time bestselling author, Shamanic Practitioner and Mystic Tarot/Oracle card reader. Gilmore thrives to inspire and empower others through multimedia resources utilizing her creative gifts as a storyteller and visual healer. She merges her artistic creations with healing aspects and incorporates them into her work. Gilmore loves writing strong female leads with moving stories that awaken vulnerability, feature relatable material and empower viewers to build a better world through understanding, voice and connection. She draws from real life to write from the heart and wants viewers to realize anything is possible.
Unique traits: Retired after 20 years as a Licensed Massage Therapist to dive into my childhood dreams of the Entertainment Industry. Trained Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, Tarot and Oracle card reader to balance my creative and spiritual sides for optimal flow and idea generating.
Chosen Family Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Exiled twins use inherited hate money to build a school and community coffee lounge for queers in a homophobic Southern town. The L Word + The Fosters + Sordid Lives.
The Day She Awakened Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama A family awakening unravels after a suicide attempt leaves the southern family to dismantle their beliefs or be torn apart.
Being Joan Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy ⋄ Drama A widowed aging woman avoids grief by recreating her dreams of being a Rockstar emulating Joan Jett, but her past forces change amid shocking discoveries, buried truths and family dysfunctions. Will and Grace meets Mom.
Baby in the Basement
Film by Empowerment Productions 33, LLC (Drama) Director, Executive Producer In this urban drama, two homeless teenagers meet while seeking refuge in the basement of an abandoned building. What begins as a friendship sadly evolves into a mutual suicide pact.
Cannes Shorts Honorable Mention Best First-Time Filmmaker "Baby in the Basement"
Palm Springs Shorts Best Unproduced Short Script "The Day She Awakened"
San Francisco Indie Short Festival Nominee Best Unproduced Script "The Day She Awakened"
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival, Best Drama & Best First Time Director "Baby in the Basement"
AltFF Alternative Film Festival, Best First-Time Filmmaker "Baby in the Basement"
Indie Short Fest, Best Costume Design "Baby in the Basement"
Madras Independent Film Festival, Honorable Mention: Best Short Film "Baby in the Basement"
Venice Film Awards Honorable Mention LGBTQ Film "Baby in the Basement"
Indie Short Fest Nominated for Best Short Script "The Day She Awakened"
Milan Gold Awards Honorable Mention LGBTQ "Baby in the Basement"
Indie Short Fest Nominee Best Short Script "The Day She Awakened"
Red Rocks Community College