Mia

Trachinger

Mia Trachinger has lived many lives: indie filmmaker, UCLA film school professor, television marketing consultant. As a genre screenwriter and director she has a special passion for grounded science fiction.

Filmography

Bunny

Speculative Fiction — Exploring themes of immigration and assimilation, BUNNY follows a couple fleeing a war-torn country to find that they must don giant bunny suits to survive in their new home.

NOMINATED

Two Independent Spirit Awards

WINNER

Cinequest Maverick Spirit Award

Toronto International Film Festival • San Sebastian Film Festival • Los Angeles Film Festival

“An original work of inventive whimsy, with great poignancy”
- Variety

“A haunting work...with heartbreakingly original performances”
- Filmmaker Magazine

Reversion

Grounded Sci-Fi — In a world in which the past, present, and future unfold simultaneously, REVERSION tells the tale of Eva, a woman desperately trying to avoid a destiny in which she kills Marcus, the man she loves. Part gritty road movie, part lo-fi science fiction, part love story, REVERSION traverses the sprawling landscape of Los Angeles in search of fate, free will, and the nature of morality.

Premiered Sundance Film Festival • Sao Paulo International Film Festival • Ashland Film Festival

WINNER

St. Louis International Film Festival Indie Express Award

“**** (Four stars) Stunning, a day after watching it I’m still thinking about it...a week or two later, it will still be in my mind.”
- Film Threat

“Playful, melancholy and ultimately riveting.”
- Filmmaker Magazine

Exposure

Grounded Sci-Fi — In a world where people are employed as live body contagions to immunize urban populations, an unvaccinated man resists being inoculated.

Episode for the second season of PBS’ Futurestates science fiction TV series, each stand-alone episode written and directed by an independent filmmaker, including episodes by Barry Jenkins, Nisha Ganatra, Ramin Bahrani.