Ioana Mischie is an L.A.-based, Romanian-born cinematic storyteller, awarded for filmmaking, creative writing, interactive concepts and currently a Fulbright grantee at USC School of Cinematic Arts, researching transmedia storytelling and mixed reality as part of her doctoral study. After graduating UNATC’s storytelling-driven BA and MA, her cinematic projects as writer/director have traveled to more than 50 festivals worldwide (Palm Springs ISFF, Hamptons IFF, Thessaloniki IFF)and were developed in prestigious international programs (Berlinale Talents, Sundance Workshop in Italy, Cannes International Screenwriters Pavilion etc.). She has successfully collaborated as a writer/director with Channel 4 in the UK (for two doc webseries with a record of views in the UK) and with the Oscars-awarded Legende Films (for the short fiction “237 Years”). Co-founder and Head of Storyscapes, an NGO focusing transmedia storytelling and expanded narratives initiated in 2012 and since 2015 the programs coordinator of CINETic, a recently created Eastern European research centre focussing the interaction between neuroscience and groundbreaking audio-visual paths. Ioana Mischie is also a member of Women in Film and Television Los Angeles since 2018. Envisioning the world as a neo-creative playground, she deeply believes that storytellers are the "architects of the future" (Buckminster Fuller).
The Wetland: Cinematic VR
Film (Short) Director An immersive cinematic VR journey into the wilderness, humanness and profoundness of Romania's most remote Wetland.
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Film (Short, Biography, Comedy, Drama and 1 More) Director In a remote Rroma village, an archaic tradition that lasts for centuries - everyone has to be married (promised) before 7 years old. Andreea is now almost 8, she is still unmarried and keen to refuse to get married to her arranged half. She is in love with her geography classes about clouds and she aims to spend time with Iosif, an kid from the village close by. One day she finds a genuine way to reverse the tradition, organising an improvised wedding as envisaged by the kids in the village, not by the adultworld.
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Director In a remote Romanian village, in post-communist times, panic breaks out when a community of villagers, all of whom have been receiving additional financial aid for fraudulently claiming to have disabilities, is close to being unmasked by a local inquiry team.
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Television (Biography) Director Featuring a touching panoply of protagonists, tattooed by legends in the world of tattooing like Lal Hardy or fresh tattooing apprentices, the series fascinates the audience by being highly diverse. This visceral haiku focuses on the intimate process of cover-up tattoos explores, in fact, much wider themes, as the genealogy of the self through evolving identities, redefining permanence vs. instance and constant changing perspectives in one's life. What happens when you want to forget something that was inked - a name, a face, a symbol? Can be the process of cover-up expanded to a whole set of mechanisms we all possess when making choices or selecting meaningful memories? As one of the characters declares, "the human body is a living canvas", a diary. Written by Scapes
A la recherche d'espace perdu
Film (Short and Comedy) Director A diary-film of two girls from a Hungarian village, conceived as a visual haiku about childhood, simplicity and inner selves. "A LA RECHERCHE D'ESPACE PERDU follows two 6-years-old girls from a Hungarian village as they grow up, year by year. Written by Ioana
Best Creative Project @ SXSW Hackathon, offered by Cloudinary
Best Feature Script Award @ Manaki Script Lab
Best Feature Script Award @ FEST New Directors New Films Pitching Forum
University of Southern California