Steeping in other worlds to better ours. she/her/hers
Company
Hyperion Territories
    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.
    • Director (4 Credits)
      A GUIDE TO BREATHING
      Documentary, Short
      NEXT TIME
      Short
      ISOLATIONS2020
      Experimental, Music Video, Short
      E T A2018
      Experimental, Music Video, Short
    • Writer (2 Credits)
      NEXT TIME
      Short
      E T A2018
      Experimental, Music Video, Short
    • Producer (1 Credit)
    Audience Award
    E T A
    National Film Festival for Talented Youth
    Seattle
    2018
    Official Selection
    E T A
    ScreenDance Film Festival
    Stockholm
    2018
    Dance Film Lab - Works-In Progress Moderated Screening
    E T A
    Dance Films Association
    New York
    2017
    Best Poster
    NEXT TIME
    Athens International Art Film Festival
    Athens
    Best Art Film
    ISOLATIONS
    Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
    Athens
    Music Video Round-Up
    ISOLATIONS
    Free the Work
    Video of the Month
    ISOLATIONS
    Dance Magazine
    Best of Shelter Shorts
    ISOLATIONS
    Sugar23 & Short of the Week's SHELTER SHORTS
    Audience Award - Honorable Mention
    ISOLATIONS
    Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
    Boulder, CO
    Official Selection
    NEXT TIME
    Silver Lake Film Society
    Los Angeles, CA
    Official Selection
    NEXT TIME
    SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival
    London, ENG
    Official Selection
    NEXT TIME
    GenreBlast Film Festival
    Winchester, VA
    Official Selection
    NEXT TIME
    HollyShorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    AUDIENCE AWARD - Graveyard Shorts
    NEXT TIME
    Nashville Film Festival
    Nashville, TN
    Encouragement Award
    ISOLATIONS
    MOVING BODY Festival
    Varna
    Opening Night Drive-In Screening
    ISOLATIONS
    Salute Your Shorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    Official Selection / Quaranscreendance
    ISOLATIONS
    CAPITOL Dance & Cinema Festival
    Washington, DC
    College
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Drama (Directing) & Creative Writing
    High School
    Georgetown Day School
    Birth Date
    February 23
    Birth City
    Washington, DC
    Current City
    Los Angeles, CA
    Zodiac Sign
    Pisces
    "Art is born out of an ill-designed world." - Andrei Tarkovsky
    Steeping in other worlds to better ours. she/her/hers
    Company
    Hyperion Territories