Mia Lidofsky is a New York-based director and writer from Providence, Rhode Island. Mia will soon be releasing Season One of her original series, STRANGERS, which recently premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, on Refinery 29. Mia co-wrote the 7-episode season, directing 6 of the episodes, one of which she co-directed with her real life partner, Celia Rowlson-Hall. Mia and Celia teamed up again this fall to create and co-direct the “Pantsuit Power” video for Hillary Clinton, which had 5 million views.
Mia cut her teeth directing music videos for bands MOTHXR, the project “G”- a collaboration between Jimmy Giannopoulos and Genevieve Schatz, and English singer Emmy the Great. The video she directed for Genevieve Schatz’s lead single off her debut solo album, “Colors” premiered on NPR. Mia was selected for the 2015 AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women, through which she directed the pilot episode of STRANGERS.
Former assistant to director- and current mentor- Jesse Peretz (OUR IDIOT BROTHER), Mia spent years on various sets with him, most notably two seasons on HBO’s GIRLS. She next assisted director Richard Shepard on WGN’s pilot for SALEM, and went on to rejoin forces with Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner to help produce the initial phase of HBO’s SUITED, a documentary about LGBT- friendly tailors, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Mia worked for Beachside Films as a producer, director, and development executive from March 2014 through October, 2015. She helped produce the features PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS by writer/ director Jim Strouse, and TIG, a documentary about standup comedian Tig Notaro, both of which premiered at Sundance 2015. While at Beachside, Mia directed a short documentary for the company, IN THE DETAILS, about the art and artists of PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS. Beachside is now producing STRANGERS with Mia, developing together a Season Two for TV.