|Varda discovered film as child one summer night at a beachside motel in Israel when outside her
window she caught sight of a kissing couple as large as a building. Turns out, next door a
drive-in movie house was screening "A Man and A Woman".Her love affair with film began.
Following a successful career as a Script Supervisor, Varda launched into directing with her award-winning short film WINDOW starring Louis Gossett, Jr., about a veteran desperate for the bed by the window. Since then, Varda has been creating uniquely meaningful, compelling and imaginative films that delve into what it means to be human.Her work ranges from feature projects to branded entertainment for multiple platforms including theatrical, broadcast, web and mobile.
Her films tour the festival circuit winning multiple awards.Her short film "What Kind Of Planet Are We On?" co-written with Taylor Negron was honored with YouTube's Most Innovative Non-Profit Video award. Her PSA "Journey To Safety" won a Silver Telly, and her poetic short "Ode To Los Angeles" received the New Filmmakers/LA On Location Project Grand Prize valued at $100,000. It's no wonder SHOOT Magazine selected Varda to participate in their coveted New Director's Showcase
Varda's most recent project the feature documentary BIG VOICE was awarded "Best U.S. Premiere" at the Heartland Film Festival, screened at the United States Capitol as an advocate for arts education and has been picked up for North American distribution by Gravitas Ventures and educational distribution by The Video Project.
Varda's work has been aired on major networks including CBS, NBC, ABC, The Documentary Channel and PBS, as well as going viral on the web, amassing millions of views. Varda sits on the board of New Filmmakers Los Angeles and is a member of Film Independent and the Alliance of Women Directors.