Jeanette Dilone is a writer, director and actor, born and raised in Washington Heights, NYC. Jeanette fell in love with acting and filmmaking during her college years at Columbia University. Most recently, she was selected for the NHMC Series Scriptwriter's Program '23. She is also a recipient of the LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship, sponsored by Netflix, where she completed her third short, “Hoar” (2022). The short premiered at LALIFF 2022. Her sophomore short, “Rizo” (2020), which she wrote, produced and directed, also premiered at LALIFF. “Rizo” won the 2020 HBO Latinx Short Film Competition and is available to watch on HBOMax. Jeanette made her directorial debut with the short film, “Return,” (2017), which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the NY Shorts International Film Festival and was acquired by Shorts TV. Her vision is to create compelling Latine-centered narratives that explore themes of family, identity and success.