MICHELA M. SMITH MICHELA M. SMITH

(this is michela, dreaming about writing her bio in the third person)

(This is Michela, dreaming about writing her bio in the third person)

Born into a Italian-Irish-American family, Michela was destined to be a multi-hyphenate.

Now a writer-director, Michela makes her parents both proud and furious by working far from home. 

Michela has written scores of short-form pieces for Adult Swim, Broadway Video and Funny or Die. Her dramedy script, Bury The Lede, was a recent Script-of-The-Month on The Black List.

Michela was also a recent semi-finalist for The Orchard Project, The Sundance New Voices Lab, and the Made in New York Fellowship. 

As a director, Michela has helmed commercials and branded content for companies like Google, The PGA, Drizly, and Truly Hard Seltzer. She recently received a grant to direct a short film from The Russo Brothers.