Vera Miao

Dir & Writer & Producer
Two Sentence Horror Stories/Stage 13

As a writer, producer, and director, Vera is thrilled to make artful stories
that genuinely reflect the diverse world as it is today, confront
contemporary social issues, and celebrate her lifelong love of and joy for
TV and movies, including horror and sci-fi. Born to working class
immigrants from Taiwan, Vera worked for many years in the nonprofit,
social justice sector and then as a professional actor before focusing on
writing and directing. Her apocalyptic road trip feature, BEST FRIENDS
FOREVER (writer, producer), premiered at Slamdance (2013). Her
feature script, AT FIRST – described as a queer Before Sunrise for
the Orange is the New Black generation – was part of the 2014 Film
Independent Screenwriting Lab and 2015 Sundance Institute/Women in
Film Financing Intensive. She was a fellow of the inaugural year of the
Tribeca Film Institute’s Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s
Filmmaker Program (2015). Vera created, wrote, executive produced
and directed a horror anthology series for Stage13, a new digital
network within the Warner Bros Television Group, titled TWO
SENTENCE HORROR STORIES. The first season launched in Fall 2017 and
a second season is currently underway. A feature based on the
episode, MA, is also in development.

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