Miranda Bailey first wrote, directed and starred in the play MEMORIES FROM AN ATTIC about her parents' divorce when she was at the Vail Mountain high school. She explored how divorce affected the family unit and simultaneously embarrassed her parents publicly when it was put on and the whole town watched it.
Miranda's first cinematic directorial debut was GREENLIT, a comedic documentary looking at the inherent hypocrisies surrounding Hollywood when trying to "green" a film set which debuted at SXSW in 2010. IFC International and Virgil Films picked it up for distribution.
Miranda's second documentary feature, THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST, is an intimate portrait of the controversial and discredited Dr. Andrew Wakefield. The documentary premiered on April 20, 2017 at the Manhattan Film Festival as the opening night film and won Best Documentary Feature.
It played at the 2017 Downtown LA Film Festival and Bailey won Best Director - Documentary Feature. The film opened in theaters September 2017.
Most recently, Miranda directed the feature comedy BEING FRANK starring Jim Gaffigan, Logan Miller, Anna Gunn, Samantha Mathis, Alex Karpovsky. The film premiered on Sunday, March 11th at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas and will be released Father's Day.2019. Miranda's short film ANOTHER HAPPY ANNIVERSARY was selected in the Imagine This Women's Film Festival 2020.
Since then, she directed the award-winning narrative short ANOTHER HAPPY ANNIVERSARY which, after a successful festival run, premiered on Shorts TV and has hosted on Joey Soloway's website "Wifey TV" promoting female filmmakers. Miranda also shot and directed The Behind the Scenes of James Gunn's SUPER and an episode of the web TV series FIRSTS.