Talia is an LA-based film and theater maker from Washington, DC via Pittsburgh, PA, where she studied directing and screenwriting at Carnegie Mellon University. She has written, directed, and produced films, theater performances, and 360 VR video works that incorporate time travel, supernatural powers, women-powered community, simulated reality, unrequited love, road trips, and kinetic communication. Her work has been featured in Short of the Week, NoFilmSchool, Filmatique Talents, The Cut Magazine, HollyShorts, PÖFF Shorts, and the LA Dance Film Festival, where she now serves as a member of the jury. Her road trip time travel short film NEXT TIME took home an Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival, and her “hypnotic and emotionally charged” dance narrative film E T A screened in the 2019 shots Presents showcase curated from the Scout section of the Source platform. She has assisted filmmakers Josephine Decker, Katharine O'Brien, and Justin Lerner, and worked as a consultant to producer Paula Wagner. As a producer, she has worked with leading production companies such as FREENJOY, Special Order Co., Wolf Entertainment, and The Famous Group. In the industrial sector, she is a Director and Producer of bold, narrative-driven content for corporate clients including Nanostring Technologies and Uber ATG.
She loves filmmaking on a grand scale and her goal in any medium is to employ the unexpected to tell more human stories.