Film! “Arabian Nights”

Happy New Year! I begin the new year with a short film. As we continue to be filmmakers, actors and writers in isolation and with distance, we continue to create. This short film is the tale of Lola, fallen asleep while reading “Arabian Nights”, and the dream that comes to her to wake her up our of a deep, deep slumber.

Book News! Story Dreams 2022

I am excited to announce I have started working on my next book! No spoilers, no big give away hints, but I will share it is an emotional fiction, modern story about generational trauma, and the journey of one woman finding her voice, reclaiming her power and breaking the mirror her family has chased her with for years and years. A mirror holds your image captive if kept in the darkness for too long. The only thing you can sometimes do, if pushed to the edge is break the mirror, and shatter history down to brittle pieces of dust. After the dust settles, will she finally walk into the streets of Edinburgh, and start living her life, forgive and forget? Can she shake away the ghosts of her family? That’s what you’ll find out, in my next book.

Mental health has been such an important theme for me since the pandemic, helping me reconnect to what actually matters, and giving me the courage to speak out, reach out, and write. This book is very much aligned with the trauma emotionally abusive family members inflict on each other, and in particular the last resort of cutting out someone dear to you, who continues to make you small, make you fear, make you doubt your every move. These relationships are swept under the rug far more than they are spoken about. I hope to bring to light these issues, and make them relevant in our everyday conscience.

Happy to send the first chapters to publishers and agents interested in publishing.

Humbled by the World, We See Each Other

a poem by Juliana Philippi

As a hurricane batters Louisiana and moves up north, fires rage in the West Coast.

Refugees plea for help and mercy across the ocean, and by our back door.

Dying children invade the infirmaries on every corner of the Globe.

Where does it leave us, the young and the eager, the ambitious with no Covid fever?


It feels like defeat, sadness, and a lack of excitement as we wake up in the morning. No glory, no promotion, no famous contract to boast of.


Yet, with the cup of black coffee on my lap, I take a deep breath, and watch the bees zoom past,

my flowers bloom,

the sun shine, and the sky loom, high, high above me.

Humbled is the word.

The World has finally begun to lift the veil of richness, or category of First, Second, or Third World tier…

Rubbish and in the bin that goes now.

We are just One world, together now.

We will fall or rise, together, moving forward.

Humbled, but honored, it is our time to build our new motto.

What will it look like, who will come ahead?

All I really want, is to just say,

“I helped make it heard”

I Created My Production Company: A Unirnos Mundo

I am pleased to announce I have registered my official production company in Houston, Texas: White Dove Productions. It is something I have always wanted to do, but never thought I was capable of creating. Until I began putting my short films out there, and meeting other writers and filmmakers who believed in their voices enough to make it real. The Sundance Collab Writer’s Cafe, film festivals, and friends all around the world have asked me, what are you waiting for?
To inspire writers, actors, directors, dancers, artists, and collaborate with them. Work together to bring to life stories that need to be told, films that will change the way we think about stereotypes, cultures and countries. It is never too late to become what you imagine yourself to be. And I… am a filmmaker. For more info and details, please see the White Dove Productions page on my website for upcoming project updates, visit our LinkedIn page, or just email me! I would love to work together on a story, a script, a production concept, a vision, and bring it to life. Unidos mundo, somos capazes de lo impossible. When we united, there is nothing impossible for the world. Pa’lante mi gente!