Eva Vives is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2000, she won Best Short at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals with Five Feet High and Rising, a short she cast, edited and produced. She followed that up with the feature Raising Victor Vargas, which she co-wrote. Since then, she has been working on numerous projects, including Chrome and Paint, which she co-wrote with Ice Cube.
She was also one of four writers in Disney’s Writers Program. Most recently Vives wrote and directed her short film Join the Club, which was admitted to the Sundance Film Festival in 2016, among others. She was also a finalist for the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival’s Filmmaker to Watch Award.
Vives is a proud Sundance Screenwriters, Directors and Skywalker Sound Labs fellow and is shooting her feature Nina, about a stand up comedian who has to deal with her past to move forward, this summer. She is also a proud Sundance Institute Academy Nicholl Honoree.
Grant Winning Project: Nina (2016)