Writer. Filmmaker. Storyteller. Story Analyst
Mirella is a multiple award-winning writer. She was twice awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Prize for her script "Seven Eternities," a one-hour television drama that revolves around the heady world of early psychedelic research. It was selected for a fellowship at 'Film Independent' in its Episodic Lab, sponsored by Netflix. Her feature screenplay made the "It List" of the Best unproduced scripts in 2018. She has written, directed and produced films, most recently the short "Lady Electric," now playing on streaming service The Reel Women's Network. Mirella is fascinated by stories that feature multi-faceted, contrarian characters, and loves to creatively adapt ripped-from-the-headlines stories.
Mirella completed her MFA at NYU's Tisch School for the Arts in Dramatic Writing, and comes from a career in journalism and television news producing at some of the biggest global firms. She is currently a WGA associate member. Mirella is most interested in connecting to audiences with powerfully entertaining, intelligent content.
"A UNIQUE AND DYNAMIC AUTHORIAL VOICE"
- THE BLACKLIST
Latest Articles About Mirella
Film Independent Announces Recipients of Finance Grants, including Mirella Christou.
NEW TV SERIES ABOUT PSYCHEDELIC RESEARCH
Sloan Science & Film Interviews Mirella to learn more about "Seven Eternities" television project.
"A fantstic script. Original, well-written and heart stopping"
- THE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA
Me & My Style
A marriage of intellectual-driven (Apollonian) and intuitive-emotional (Dionysian). My banner is Apollonian Media.
Professionally, I've been involved in journalism, documentary research, screenplay analysis, and indie film as a director-writer-producer. My concern for the cosmos is communicated through creative expression. We are all meaning-making machines, and stories are the most potent technology for transmitting knowledge, bridging human to human. Film's superpower is its ability to effortlessly dissolve boundaries, which in turn allows us to open communication with access to deeper understanding. I appreciate the archetypal foundations of storytelling and devour the works of Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung and Mircea Eliade.
My work has been inspired by an untold number of like minds. If the Criterion Collection cornered me into its closet, I'd likely pick works from the following directors: Jane Campion, Richard Linklater, Charlie Kaufman, Julian Schnabel, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Audiard, Wong Kar-Wai, and Céline Sciamma. Some of my favorite TV shows are Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Rubicon, Little Drummer Girl.
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