Gabriella Ortega Ricketts
Gabriella Ortega Ricketts (she/her) is a Colombian-American actress, multidisciplinary artist, and producer living in Los Angeles with her partner and their three cats, Archie, Hank, and Duke. Born and raised in Los Angeles, with a stint in Bogotá, Colombia, she feels a lot of hometown pride and will argue with anyone who disparages the culture, landscape, and historic architecture of our fair city (criticisms about cops and the city council are encouraged, however). She graduated from Bard College in 2014 with a BA in Languages & Literature: as a result of which she is very good at copy-editing and speaks French, Italian, and Spanish halfway. At IDA, she is the manager of artist programs and proud to be one of the co-leads of the union Documentary Workers United. Her archival producing credits include Rebel Hearts (Sundance 2021), The Andy Warhol Diaries (Netflix 2022), and Aum: The Cult at the End of the World (Sundance 2023). Gabriella was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2013, and strives to be loudly chronically ill in the hopes of shedding more light on the lives of those with invisible illnesses.