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Dominique Nieves

Founder, Filmmaker
Iron Glove Productions

Dominique Nieves is a Nuyorican writer-director, an ambulatory wheelchair user, and founder of Iron Glove Productions. Nieves took a detour through medical school, but an extended turn as a patient led to storytelling in her next act of life.

She was named a BAFTA Breakthrough Director & Writer for her magic realism film, Our Lady Lupe, which was produced in association with PBS for their Primetime Broadcast Special, The Latino Experience.

Nieves got her start in the industry as an actress, but found roles written for Latinas to be one-dimensional, so she founded Iron Glove Productions with the goal of highlighting underrepresented voices in a more authentic way. Her work has garnered recognition from CINEQUEST, HollyShorts Film Festival, and screened throughout the U.S..

Nieves directed grant winning films supported by Art with Impact two years in a row, allowing her the opportunity to highlight mental health on screen. Both films won an invitation into the Olive Film Collection.

As an ardent supporter of Latinx voices, Dominique created the Read Latinx Writers Initiative, pairing over 350 emerging Latinx writers with WGA writers and executives for script reads and mentorship.

Nieves is an alumna of Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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