Award winning filmmakers Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega have directed and produced multiple theatrically released and nationally broadcast documentaries and series for POV, Frontline, IFC, the Discovery Channel and others. Their company, 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.
Loteria founder Duane De La Vega’s feature documentaries have screened at hundreds of film festivals worldwide, opened theatrically across the country and broadcast nationally on POV/PBS and the Documentary Channel. Her work has received the Writer’s Guild of America’s Best Documentary Screenplay Award, Gotham Independent Film’s Best Documentary Award and multiple national Emmy nominations. A recent Sundance, HBO and Film Independent Fellow Duane de la Vega’s film BETTER THIS WORLD won Best Documentary Feature at San Francisco International and Sarasota Film Festivals, received an IDA Creative Achievement Award and was selected to screen at NY MoMA’s documentary fortnight. Her feature documentary MONUMENTAL: DAVID BROWER’S FIGHT FOR WILD AMERICA opened theatrically nationwide, was acquired by the Smithsonian for its permanent collection and is used by more than 50 universities internationally. Duane de la Vega also has a history of producing powerful short format work for The New York Times Op-Docs, Mother Jones and the Independent Film Channel, among others. She teaches the course Documentary Forms at the University of California, Berkeley.