Myra Paci

Myra Paci is a writer/director/camerawomxn whose work includes her award-winning debut feature SEARCHING FOR PARADISE, developed at the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting and Directing Labs, with “first-rate performances”; (The Boston Globe) by Chris Noth, Susan May Pratt, Laila Robins, Jeremy Davies and Italian star Michele Placido, distributed by Sundance Channel Home Entertainment/ Showtime Entertainment; her short thriller GIRLS NIGHT OUT, starring Rosario Dawson and Daniel von Bargen, distributed on the Sundance Channel; and TRANSELTOWN, distributed on The Criterion Channel and which The Village Voice called “a sci-fi and horror-inflected hallucination, whose vision of gender dysphoria and fluidity now seems years ahead of its time.” TRANSELTOWN is in the Joanie 4 Jackie Archive at The Getty Research Institute and is distributed by Cinenova Film and Video Distribution in Europe. Most recently, Paci was awarded residencies at San Francisco Film Society’s FilmHouse and at Middlebury Script Lab at Bread Loaf to develop her psycho-horror feature, BESTIA, and has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her screenwriting. Myra is also a yoga teacher and interreligious chaplain-in-training who focuses on serving folks who are elderly or dealing with disability or illness.