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Viviane Vives
Filmmaking, Australia New South Wales Sydney
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Brief Summary
Filmmaker, photographer, and a writer. With extensive background in advertising, got awarded best campaign of the year.

Fulbright scholar at NYU, worked in four continents and in five languages, for companies like BBC, Antenne3, Bavaria TV, TVE, TV3, BBC, Sony, Paramount, Lorimar.

Works now in work in independent film. Went to dozens of festivals, Park City, Edinburgh, back to NY, LA, and many other cities.

Wrote or co-wrote, or doctored, a few scripts she's shopping to direct. A script co-written for hire won the audience award at the Toronto Film Festival. Another one was a finalist of the Latino Screenwriter competition and got attention from HBO and Skywalker sound. She's now working with Southern Star and Essential media in half a dozen concepts for episodic Television, Documentary and Drama.
She does also photography and writing.

Co-headed an architecture firm and creative design studio with husband, MJ Neal, FAIA. Bought and sold ten million bucks worth of real estate. Open to free-lancing and any creative work.
Lucky Strike, Mac Donalds, Royal Crown, Gallo Pastas, Banco de Santander, Bosford, City of Barcelona, City of Philadelpia, Nabisco Brands, etc.

BBC, Antenne3, Bavaria TV, TVE, TV3, BBC, Sony, Paramount, Lorimar.

MJ Neal Architects, Barcelona Films
Professional Experience
Viviane Vives

Education, Awards, and Achievements
• University of Barcelona, Spain, Journalism
• NYU, USA, Film and Television
• LAUS prize - Best Advertising Campaign of the Year - by FAD of Barcelona
• Fulbright Scholar for Artistic Studies.

Extensive, please write to ask for CV.

Viviane Vives majored in Journalism and Advertising at the University of Barcelona and in Film and
Television at New York University. She is a Fulbright Scholar for Artistic Studies, and a national LAUS prize recipient for best campaign of the year
She is also the writer/director/editor of many commercials, documentaries, and films including the postlaunch Spanish campaign for McDonalds and the museum commissioned films Brayton Field and Hands of the Chisholm Trail.
As an actor and presenter, Ms. Vives was the lead on several TV shows, including CBS and BBC
productions and she was a reporter and interviewer for National Spanish TV. She also has appeared in such films as Heat, Arlington Road and Life of David Gale.
Ms Vives was the Principal and Executive Producer of a highly awarded interdisciplinary creative studio managing and overseeing projects in both, media and architecture.
She was appointed visiting professor for a graduate advanced studio at UTA (University of Texas,

Photography for Dwell magazine, co-writer
• Five languages, English, Spanish. French, Portuguese, and Catalan.
• Perfectly bilingual in English and Spanish. Translator

Recent Work:
- Principal Barcelona Films. Principal MJ Neal
- Published in Dwell magazine articles.
- Writer award winning feature films.
- Associat Producer and lead of feature film, Dear Pillow.
- Visiting professor at UTA.
Has extensive experience in Advertising, Publishing, and
Radio, Film and TV as Executive Producer, International
Consultant, Copywriter, Writer, Creative Director, and

Contact for FULL CV

Languages: Trilingual in English, French, Spanish, fluent in Catalan and Portuguese.
NOTE: For extensive acting filmography details please
Awards and Recognition
- Awarded Fulbright Scholar for Artistic Studies.

- LAUS prize - Best Advertising Campaign of the Year - by FAD of Barcelona

Publication and Writing
- Co-creator, writer, translator (French, English) LA OCA monthly magazine.
- Translator of several books, English/Spanish for Arco Editorial
- Zeitgeist Magazine, Dwell, Texas Architect, Design Space Magazine, Atlas of World interiors, Prefab Houses,
Sustainable Houses in the USA, Spa-De 9, Tercera Muestra Internacional de Interiorismo Contemporaneo Bienal
Mexico, Contemporist and many other articles and blogs.
- Toronto Film Festival Audience Award
- Finalist Latino Screenplay Competition

Photography Awards and Exhibition
- SCOPE Miami 2010 Art Show, Aqua Art, Miami - Distinguished finalist. Jury: Elisabeth Sussman, Senior Curator,
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Jarrett Gregory, Curator of Contemporary Art, The New
Museum, New York, New York. Mollie White, Show Director, SCOPE Art Show
- Wyattbrand Group Exhibition. Photo collection Lucia Rodriguez, Dancer.
- Emerson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA. Top winner of competition. Exhibition and Winner NYAXE Gallery Winter

Exhibition and Representation.
- Scream Gallery in London. Finalist of London Calling Competition. Jury: Tom Morton Curator at the Hayward
Gallery, London and contributing editor at Frieze. Francesco Manacorda Curator, the Barbican Art Gallery, London.
Vanessa DesClaux Assistant Curator of Performance, The Tate Modern, London

With MJ Neal Architects, LLC - as principal, photographer,writer, editor, graphic designer
-Institute Design Honor Award - Interior Architecture – American Institute of Architects (2008)
-Design Honor Award - TSA, Texas Society of Architects (2003/2004/2005/2007/2009)
- Design Honor Award - AIA, American Institute of Architects – Austin (2007/2008/2009)

- Semi-finalist Screen-Test, Fade-In Magazine Acting Competition

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