Fanny Veliz Grande

Latina (Venezuelan)

Avenida Productions



Fanny Grande (Formerly Fanny Véliz) is a Venezuelan-American award-winning filmmaker, actor, and director with more than 20 years experience in the entertainment business. Grande, who was born in the US, grew up in Venezuela performing from a very young age. She returned to the States to attend college, she quickly realized that roles available for her and other Latinos were very limited and often portrayed negative stereotypes. So she decided to start creating her own content while in college.  A three-time Imagen Award nominee, she has received several recognitions for her work both in front and behind the camera

Her films focus on creating content that celebrates diversity and her main goal is to transform the way Latinos are portrayed in the media. Four years ago, she co-founded Avenida Productions with her husband Nelson Grande. Avenida is a consulting and production firm that specializes in empowering independent media content creators with a focus in diversity. To date Avenida has helped raise millions of dollars via crowdfunding for over 200 media projects. 

She currently has one feature documentary film in post-production that she directed and produced about DACA called My DACA Life, and her feature documentary called Our Quinceañera, recently won the audience awards at the Bentonville Film Festival. She’s released a web-series called I Friggin Love You.

Active Projects

My DACA Life, a feature film that follows the life of a DACA recipient before and after the Trump election. I Friggin' Love You A short form content series about love with a twist. From the Barrio to the Boardroom, based on the best selling book.

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