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 in Canada. 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 that hover over the intersection of fact and fiction.
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
New Screenplay: Greater Mysteries
"FOUNDED ON A BRILLIANT CONCEPT. IT'S FUNNY, WITTY AND FULL OF HEART; AND AT ITS CORE, FELT LIKE A STORY ABOUT FINDING ONE'S SELF -- A KIND OF RETURN HOME."
- AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL
FINALIST FOR THE LONDON GREEK FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY AWARD, 2020
"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 hard journalism, documentary research, and indie film as a director-writer-producer. My concern for the cosmos is communicated through my creativity. We are all meaning-making machines, and stories are the most potent technology for transferring knowledge. Film correlates most closely to the mind's subconscious dream state. The adjacent reality. Films are dreams made manifest, and a bridge between human to human. Empathy is evoked when we observe a character, through mirror neurons. This is how film effortlessly dissolves boundaries, which in turn allows us to open communication with access to understanding.
Depending on the project, my work has been inspired by like minds. I love Jane Campion, Richard Linklater, Charlie Kaufman, Pedro Almodovar, Wong Kar-Wai, Krzysztof Kieslowski.