Gabriela Revilla Lugo is a Writer, Producer, and Director. In 2013, she produced Damien Chazelle’s short, Whiplash, which won the Sundance Jury Selection Short Film Award. The following year, Lugo produced Warner Bros and Blumhouse’s, The Gallows, which was made for $250K and grossed over $40M domestic. Producing high quality, low budget concepts became her calling card.
In addition to traditional media platforms, Lugo also has extensive experience in the emerging VR space. She was a producer on, Gone, a project for distribution on the Samsung VR platform, produced in conjunction with David Alpert and Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment. She also produced the Tribeca VR darling, Holidays, directed by Scott Stewart and starring Seth Green.
In 2016, Lugo was the Executive Producer of the highly anticipated film, The Tribes of Palos Verdes, starring Jennifer Garner. The following year, she was a producer on Burden, starring Forest Whitaker and Tom Wilkinson; both produced by frequent collaborator, Robbie Brenner of The Dallas Buyers Club. Tribes sold to IFC, and Burden took home the Audience Award at Sundance in 2018, with a projected 2020 release date. Under Lugo’s guidance, Revek Entertainment oversaw physical production with Hyde Park Entertainment on, Followers, a feature cast with top social media influencers. Lugo’s company has aided in a number of production efforts including, Molly’s Game, directed by Aaron Sorkin that stars Jessica Chastain . She’s worked with other top companies such as Paramount, Netflix, MTV, Universal, Blumhouse, Adult Swim and many more. In 2018, Lugo Executive Produced Gully starring Charlie Plummer, Jacob Latimore, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and The Fuck-It List starring Eli Brown, Madison Isemore, and Jerry O'Connell, on which she also served as 2nd Unit Director. Most recently she was Executive Producing Palm Springs starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, JK Simmons scheduled for Sundance world premiere in 2020 and The Starling starring Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd and Kevin Kline.
Revilla Lugo is a graduate of the Fox Writers Intensive program and the Writers Assistant Network program. She's been a finalist in the Sundance Lab multiple times and placed in the top 10% of the Nicholl's fellowship. Her short film, Molly’s Method, has been nominated for awards at multiple film festivals including one for best director and best screenplay. While her company continues to produce high concept, low budget films, Lugo has been predominantly focused on strategic partnership for her own material. She predominantly writes one hour dramedies and features in the Latino space, characterized by strong, complicated female characters.
She is currently finishing her first book and serving on multiple pro-social Latinx organization executive boards. She has two children, and married her old high school crush after after a crippling divorce. She strives for safe work environments and is focused on diverse inclusion in the workplace that includes a supportive work space for moms.