Gisela Savdie is filmmaker based in both Miami and Barranquilla, Colombia. She graduated as a Dentist from Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia, and as an artist from Miami International University of Art and Design. She has a Master of Arts from Barry University, and published a textbook in dentistry recognized by the World Health Organization. She has also worked as a professor at Javeriana University in Colombia. Recognized as an Alien of Extraordinary Abilities by the US Government, Gisela became an American citizen in 2007 and soon after published her photography and poetry book Labradores de Sueños based on the Carnival in Colombia, which won the First Place for Best Design in Art Books in Colombia. She has participated in several art exhibitions in Colombia, USA, Argentina, and China. While participating in the Women's Rights Movement in Colombia, she produced a series of photographs and a video called We're all Muñecas Rotas, documenting cases of prostitution in the Colombian coast. For the past years she has concentrated in film. As a film critic for Colombian daily newspaper El Heraldo, as well as Miami's online magazine Letra Urbana, she covers the Cannes Film Festival and Miami Film Festival every year, and has also reported on the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals. Last year she was a Jury for the Critics Award at the Miami International Film Festival. In 2018, Gisela wrote the short MANI CURA in which she co-directed with Danny Holguin and is an executive producer in Los Nombres de las Flores directed by Bahman Tavoosi. She now leads her own production company La Gacela Ciega.