Mia Trachinger

Mia Trachinger is a genre writer and director with a special passion for grounded science fiction. Mia’s first feature BUNNY, a work of speculative fiction, was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards (The John Cassavettes Award for best low budget feature, and the Someone To Watch Award for best up and coming director). BUNNY screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, won the Maverick Spirit Award at Cinequest and had a limited theatrical release through Madstone Films. Mia’s second feature REVERSION a sci-fi love story, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and later won the St. Louis International Film Festival Indie Express Award. Shortly after, Mia was selected to participate in Film Independent’s Screenwriter’s Lab as well as being selected to write and direct the grounded sci-fi episode EXPOSURE for ITVS’ FUTURESTATES Television Series. She partnered with Justin Lin and directed the comedy short SAF SEEKING for his online production company. Continuing to direct comedy, Mia helmed the online series FEMALE MOMENTS for Two Funny Brains, a production company creating content for women by women. Mia is currently developing two projects to direct with Perfect Storm and Justin Lin as Executive Producer: WHAT REMAINS, a psychological thriller and THE RISING, an elevated horror film. Mia is an avid mountain climber and has traversed high altitude passes in California, Nepal, Switzerland and New Zealand. She teaches film directing at UCLA’s School of Theater.