In November 2021, we welcomed Feature/TV Director Tara Miele as part of The 20/20 Series, created by NYFA’s Creative Director of Filmmaking and Cinematography, Liz Hinlein.

Tara Miele is a filmmaker originally from Long Island. Her latest film, Wander Darkly, starring Sienna Miller and Diego Luna, premiered in competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Lionsgate. Tara is currently attached to write and direct a Carol Burnett bio-pic, which is being produced by Tina Fey for Apple.

Tara is also well known for her 2016 viral video, “Meet a Muslim,” which she created to combat Islamophobia and which has over 40 million views. She has helmed episodes of Hawaii Five-0, Arrow, Batwoman, the pilot for Green Arrow and the Canaries, as well as four micro-budget features. She is a graduate of Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative and the CBS Directing Initiative. Looking forward, Tara aims to create more socially conscious work and when she isn’t doing that, she’s busy raising two daughters. Both love that their mom went viral.

The 20/20 Series is a pop-up event that takes us into the homes, hubs, and workspaces of an array of dynamic creative visionaries to allow for relaxed, engaging conversations on craft, creation, and artistic vision. Each conversation with a creative visionary features 20 minutes of discussion with a moderator and a 20-minute Q&A from YOU, the audience.