Mirella Christou hails from Toronto, Canada, where she led a previous life as a journalist before entering the world of writing for the screen and stage. After attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts—graduating with an MFA in dramatic writing—she was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Prizefor her script Seven Eternities, a one-hour television drama. Her feature screenplay made the coveted “It List” of best unproduced scripts of 2018 in Canada. Christou has written, directed and produced films, most recently the short Lady Electric, a character-driven drama that has picked up several awards and screened internationally. She’s most passionate about stories that blur the space between fact and fiction.