Paola di Florio

Paola di Florio is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated writer, filmmaker and TV producer whose work features extraordinary individuals and the triumph of the human spirit. She co-wrote and directed AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda (one of the top-grossing indie documentaries of 2014-15) and served as a Series Producer on CNN’s The Seventies.

Her documentaries include Speaking in Strings and Home of the Brave, which feature strong, maverick women who impacted American culture. These films premiered at Sundance and garnered numerous awards. The New York Times described her work as “extraordinary” and “poignant.” The LA Times calls it “deeply affecting, revelatory [and] gripping.” Salon.com said her work “will make you stand up for what you believe.”

Di Florio’s films have screened in the U.S. Congress, the British House of Lords, and have been distributed theatrically throughout the world and broadcast on major networks and streamers.

Paola graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of the Television Academy and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. She’s a certified Vinyasa Yoga instructor in the Mysore lineage, and has been trained in Pranic energy healing by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui.

Paola di Florio is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated writer, filmmaker, and TV producer whose critically-acclaimed work features extraordinary individuals and the triumph of the human spirit. She co-wrote and directed AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda (one of the top-grossing indie documentaries of 2014-15) and served as a Series Producer on CNN’s The Seventies.

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