Tania Zarak was born in Mexico City. She moved to New York in 2004 and began her career at Tribeca Films, Robert De Niro’s production company. Through the years she has worked in the development and production of films like Pan’s Labyrinth, The Departed and an adaptation of García Márquez’ News of a Kidnapping. She served as Executive Director of Argos Cine up until 2009 when she founded Bonita Films.
Bonita Films is based both in Mexico and New York and focuses on projects of international character. Our first feature was The Girl, co-produced with Journeyman Pictures, Cinereach and Lulú Producciones. The Uruguayan-Mexican film Tanta Agua came soon after and premiered at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival. It was very successful in the international festival circuit. Bonita’s equally acclaimed short film slate includes Tierra y Pan, unanimous winner of the 2008 Venice Film Festival, The Second Bakery Attack directed by Carlos Cuarón, and Marta Rosa. Written and produced by Tania, Marta Rosa won the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Fest amongst others.
After a brief stint as Manager of International Originals at Netflix in 2018, Tania Zarak returned to Creative Producing and Development through Bonita Films and is as committed as always to break down one industry cliché at a time.