Director / Filmmaker
Dara is a chronic insomniac though she was told that writing that validates bad behavior. So instead, she’ll state that she’s a chronic storyteller. Dara holds her MFA in film from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, and is most happy when bringing a story to life in either narrative or documentary.
Dara has always been fascinated by the physiological underpinnings of personality and often explores the crossroads of science and film.
Collectively, her films have screened all over the world, from The Tribeca Film Festival to SXSW, Cannes, Abu Dhabi International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, ShortShorts Asia in Tokyo, and most recently on Topic.com.
When not making movies, Dara can be found writing & directing commercials. Clients include Maybelline, Movado, Ovarian Cancer Research, PepsiCo, Rachel Rachel Roy, Carol's Daughter, Kiehl's, Essie & Kind.