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Vail Film Festival

Audience Award for Best Film Winner 2019

SXSW Film Festival

SXSW Game Changer Award 2019 Nominee

Rhode Island International Film Festival

Best Feature Winner 2018

Bend Film Festival

Best Narrative Feature
Nominee 2018

Bentonville Film Festival

Best Competition Narrative Feature Nominee 2019

Cleveland International Film Festival

Best American Independent Feature Film Nominee 2019

When it comes to directing, Miranda Bailey learned from the best, having worked with award-winning directors, including Daniels’, Mike Birbiglia, Oren Moverman, Lake Bell, and Marielle Heller.

 

Bailey’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, and was picked up by IFC International and Virgil Films for distribution.

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Venturing into comedy, Bailey wrote and directed the award-winning short, ANOTHER HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, which was picked up for distribution by Mousetrap Films and Film Festival Flix.  after a successful festival run, premiered on Shorts TV and has hosted on Joey Soloway's website "Wifey TV" promoting female filmmakers. She then went on to shoot and direct The Behind the Scenes of James Gunn's SUPER, and an episode of the web TV series FIRSTS.

Bailey’s directorial narrative feature debut BEING FRANK, an offbeat family drama/comedy, premiered in the Spotlight Section at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, and was theatrically released June 2019. Bailey did an uncredited director’s rewrite, incorporating her own life experiences of having discovered certain secrets about her own father. She assembled a decorated cast, including Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer and New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan, two-time Emmy-winning actress Anna Gunn, Samantha Mathis and Logan Miller.

For her second documentary, THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST, Bailey spent seven years following one of the world’s most controversial people, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who laid claim to vaccines creating autism in children. The film was released theatrically by The Film Arcade and on VOD by Gravitas. 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 went on to play in theatres in September 2017.

Karen Kehela Sherwood of Imagine Entertainment produced the film alongside Bailey’s Cold Iron Pictures. The film went on to play the festival circuits for a year, and won numerous Best Feature and Audience Awards at festivals such as Vail Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

 

Miranda is represented by Echo Lake Entertainment for both Directing and Writing.

 

Legal representation: Alan Wertheimer

 

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Miranda Bailey directs Jim Gaffigan and Logan Miller on the set of BEING FRANK.
 

Comedy Directing Reel

Drama Directing Reel

Documentary Directing Reel

THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST

GREENLIT 

SUPER - BEHIND THE SCENES 

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ANOTHER HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 

Recent Projects

 

BEING FRANK

A Feature Comedy 

Starring Jim Gaffigan, Logan Miller, Anna Gunn, Samantha Mathis, Alex Karpovsky

Premiered at the SXSW Film Festival 2018, In theaters Father's Day 2019

It’s 1992, the year Grunge music becomes mainstream hitting middle American teenagers directly in

their angst. Philip longs to leave his small town for music school in The Big Apple. His dreams are

dashed when his overbearing father, Frank, played by Jim Gaffigan, forbids it. In retaliation to his

father’s dictatorial parenting, he sneaks away for a wild spring break. However, when he crosses state

lines he instead finds a charming lake community where he spots his father with another woman.

Turns out, his father lives in this town and has an entire other family. With this new heartbreaking

information Philip realizes he can wallow in his father's deceit or take matters into his own hands.

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