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.
She then attended Skidmore college where she wrote and directed the play LIGHT YOUR OWN about 5 women in the lobby of a psychiatrist's office all waiting for the same appointment. After graduating she directed the one woman show GIRLS ARE FANCY in NYC before moving to Los Angeles.
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.
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 Jill 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.
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.
Miranda is represented by ICM and Echo Lake Entertainment for both Directing and Writing.
THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST
SUPER - BEHIND THE SCENES
ANOTHER HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
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.
Novel by Camille Perri
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