Juliana Penaranda-Loftus began her career working in production for numerous primetime television shows in Colombia. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, she moved to the United States. She then completed her Masters in film and video at American University in Washington, DC. After September 11, she directed and produced a documentary about Aid Afghanistan, an organization fighting for the right to educate women. She has also produced three feature films and established her own production company, Hidden Village Films with the purpose of producing film of social relevance. In 2012 she was one of 8 women selected by the American Film Institute for their Directing Workshop for Women. Juliana plans to pursuit the production of the political thriller film she has under development, after completing the Landfill Harmonic documentary film.