With 22 years experience working in film sales, marketing and distribution, Mia has produced an Oscar winner, received two BAFTA nominations on consecutive years including for the prestigious Carl Foreman award, acted as creative producer on several debuts that have garnered multiple British Indie Film Awards and two BAFTA best debut awards, and worked in some of the top sales, distribution and exhibition companies in the UK in a long career in arthouse distribution and sales across both documentary and fiction.
To date, Missing In Action Films has acted as creative producer on the eight features from the acclaimed Film London BBC Films Microwave scheme, produced Backstreet Boys: Show ‘em What You’re Made Of, the Oscar-winning short Six Shooter (2004) by Martin McDonagh, Ex Memoria (2006) by Josh Appignanesi (nominated for a British Indie Film Award 2006) and the acclaimed BAFTA-nominated documentary feature Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006) by Stephen Kijak - which Verve released in the UK, Madman in Australia and Oscilloscope in the US. In 2014, Mia produced The Muse, a remarkable short film by renowned photographer Tim Walker, starring Ben Whishaw.
Before that, Mia sold, marketed and distributed over 40 features and has a strong understanding and experience of the worldwide indie film scene.
Formerly Head of Distribution at The Film Consortium, Mia has worked with such talent as Ang Lee, Shekhar Kapur, Ian McKellen, Michael Winterbottom, John Sayles, Gavin Hood & Peter Fudakowski (as marketing consultant on Tsotsi), Lucy Walker (Blindsight). As creative producer, we are working with many talented writers and directors as Josh Appignanesi (The Infadel), Jay Basu (one of the Uk's hottest screenwriters), Stephen Kijak, Sundance prizewinner and Indie Spirit new talent nominee John Maringouin (Big River Man, Running Stumbled), Frances Lea, Matt Porterfield and photographer Tim Walker.
From 2007-March 2014 Mia was Creative Producer and Marketing/Distribution Consultant for Film London MICROWAVE (partnered with BBC Films), overseeing the creative elements from script to screen of Shifty(2008), Mum & Dad, Strawberry Fields (2012), The British Guide to Showing Off (2011), Ill Manors (2012), Borrowed Time and Lilting by Hong Khaou which opened World Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2014 and won Best Cinematography for Ula Pontikos. Shifty (2008) and Lilting (2014) both received nominations for Best Debut (Carl Foreman award) at the BAFTA awards 2015.Visit Mia's IMDB page