TALIA OSTEEN's feature directorial debut, a raucous and poignant comedy, SEX APPEAL premiered on HULU in 2022. It stars Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Paris Jackson, Mika Abdalla and Jake Short. Her episodic
television directing debut came shortly after with two episodes of GROWNISH for ABC Signature and Freeform.
Talia is a fellow of Paul Feig’s Powderkeg Fuse Directing Incubator Program where she wrote and directed her short film THE SHABBOS GOY, which has been celebrated at festivals including Just For Laughs, the Austin Film Festival, the Florida Film Festival and more. Talia is developing a feature film version with Feig Co.
The multi-hyphenate storyteller got her start in the industry as an actress, starring in 5 national TV series before her passion for storytelling prompted her to move behind the camera. Talia graduated from USC's
Cinema-Television Production program and went on to direct feature documentary, BLINDSIDED (HBO) and went on to hone her skills on the producing side, where she grew to become Head of Development and Production for NYC-based Overnight Films (MACHETE, THE LUCKY ONES, 13, BLACK SWAN).
Talia is also an established musician. Her band The Wellspring toured with Pete Yorn & Ben Kweller. They’ve released 5 albums and composed scores for Bravo/Netflix dramatic series IMPOSTERS and comedy features COFFEE TOWN (HBO/CollegeHumor) & SLOW LEARNERS (IFC/Netflix).
Talia brings her breadth of experience to her directing and writing. Currently, her slate of projects in development include: LAVENDER MENACE, a one-hour series she co-created with Sara Hess (HOUSE OF THE
DRAGON, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) at ABC Signature Studios with Kerry Washington & Simpson Street producing, an original half-hour pilot THE MOTHER LOAD, and an adaptation of the German drama series 8
DAYS at NBC with Universal TV. She's attached to direct a few feature films with various producers including Nanatchka Khan's Fierce Baby Productions, MegaMix Productions, 42 Productions, and Rebelle Media.