Missing In Action Films is a London-based, Academy Award-winning independent film production company, founded in 2003 by Mia Bays. 


Mia has worked across distribution, sales and production since 1991, and has produced four features, four shorts, and was the Creative Producer on eight features from the acclaimed Film London / BBC Films Microwave scheme. These include SHIFTY, LILTING and ILL MANORS, several of which went on to garner multiple British Indie Film Awards and BAFTA Best Debut Awards.

Our mission is to ensure more films by women are commercially successful and culturally more valued. This in turn, will enable more women to make films and larger and more diverse target audiences such as BAME, LGBTQ, disability, 18-30s will be better served.

Our focus is on developing, producing, finance-raising, marketing, thought-provoking, challenging cinema for a worldwide audience. MER. 91

We are unique in that our experience crosses the divide between development and Sales & Distribution. This means we can consult at every stage of the process from script to screen. 

Our objective is to work with female filmmakers with talent and vision to create outstanding work. We are passionate about telling difficult and diverse stories that say something, mean something, and make the audience leave the cinema feeling something.

We need to disrupt this entrenched pattern of inequality and broaden cinema’s perspective. Women account for 52% of moviegoers, and yet, of the top 100 grossing films of 2017, women represented 8% of directors and 10% of writers.

screen-shot-2014-05-19-at-14-39-15-2Ben Whishaw – The Muse. Written by Simone Glover and Mia Bays. Dir Tim Walker.