Violet Mendoza is an award-winning filmmaker with more than 20 years of experience.
Her production company, Violet Pictures Inc., creates films, television, and new media that use the power of storytelling to touch audiences.
Violet believes everyone has a story to tell, and that becoming a great storyteller comes from being a strong listener.
Her most recent feature project is directing and producing the documentary , which explores how Montessori education is becoming a model for public and private school educators around the world as traditional educational methods fail.
Chronicling Mumia Abu-Jamal’s controversial killing of a Philadelphia police officer and its aftermath, the film has been placed in the U. Violet began her career in broadcasting and advertising.
She has repeatedly won awards for her work, including Telly Awards, Addy Awards, and Communicator Awards, and was honored with the prestigious title of “Avid Master Editor”.
Her short film, “Nameless,” was a finalist at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Studying editing under legendary editor Walter Murch (won awards and played to packed houses at film festivals including the Nashville Film Festival, Philadelphia Cine Fest, and the White Sands International Film Festival.
Violet showcased her editing skills as a producer and editor of the 2012 documentary , directed by Tigre Hill. Violet also recently produced and edited the horror thriller ) and professional wrestler Katarina Leigh Waters.
As their sole editor and producer for Fortune 500 companies’ advertisements, her clients included Joseph Abboud, Guess Watches, GAP, Macy’s, Audi, and BMW.
She also worked with Discovery Channel and Animal Planet programming as Nancy Glass Productions’ Senior On-line Editor/Producer.