OUR WORK IN FILM
MIA films work across productions in areas including consultancy (for marketing and development), script development and production. Read more below. Links to trailers.
LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD (2017)
A documentary by SABINE KRAYENBÜHL AND ZEVA OELBAUM. The True Story of Gertrude Bell and Iraq. She was as controversial as the history she made.
Voiced and executive produced by Academy award-winning actor, Tilda Swinton, Letters from Baghdad tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. Bell shaped the destiny of Iraq after World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague T.E. Lawrence (a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia), why has she been written out of history?
Photo of Tilda Swinton by Brigitte Lacombe
BACKSTREET BOYS – SHOW EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF (2015)
Director Stephen Kijak’s (Stones in Exile and Scott Walker 30 Century Man) documentary for Pulse Films, was released Jan 30 by Gravitas across North America, then internationally with More2Screen in over 1500 cinemas worldwide. Ancillary rights sold by BBC Worldwide.
SCOTT WALKER – 30 CENTURY MAN (2006)
A Feature documentary about the reclusive musical genius. An Aim High and BBC presentation. Directed by Stephen Kijak (CINEMANIA, premiered Rotterdam 2002). Produced by Mia Bays, Elizabeth Rose, Gale Harold, and Stephen Kijak.
Executive Producers: David Bowie, David Sefton.
Featuring Goldfrapp, Radiohead, Jarvis Cocker, Bowie, Damon Albarn, Lulu, Dot Allison, Marc Almond, Sting, Richard Hawley and Brian Eno.
THE MUSE (2014)
Starring Ben Whishaw. Written by Simone Glover and Mia Bays.
“The obsession of an artist for his muse and what becomes of him when she is gone, forms the theme of this visually-stunning short film from fashion photographer, Tim Walker. It draws upon the mythology of the mermaid and the idea that if a man falls in love with such a being, she can grow legs, but this also means that she has the capacity to flee from the man who transformed her.” Aesthetica Short Film Festival.
“Graceful and dream-like, this highly accomplished and impactful short will please art-house film lovers and mainstream Whishaw fans alike.” Front Row Reviews
EX MEMORIA (2006) NOMINATED FOR BEST SHORT at the 2006 BIFAS.
Written and directed by Josh Appignanesi
Starring Sara Kestelman and Natalie Press
Produced by Mia Bays
A boundary-pushing insight into how a woman with Alzheimer’s sees and hears the world, forcing the audience into visual and sonic empathy with the protagonist.
FESTIVALS – IN COMPETITION: SHORTLISTED FOR THE KODAK SHORT FILM SHOWCASE AT BAFTA – JUNE 26 2006
SIX SHOOTER (2005) ACADEMY AWARD WINNER – BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT 2006
BEST SHORT NOMINEE – BAFTA 2005
WINNER – GRAND PRIX, RIO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2005
WINNER – BEST FIRST SHORT – CORK 2005
WINNER – BEST IRISH SHORT – FOYLE 2004
WINNER – BEST SHORT – RAINDANCE 2005
WINNER – BEST SHORT – IRISH FILM AND TV AWARDS 2005
WINNER – BEST SHORT – BRITISH INDEPENDENT
FILM AWARD 2005
Written and directed by Martin McDonagh. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Ruaidhri Conroy and David Wilmot. Financed by Film Four and the Irish Film Board.
THE MECHANICAL MAN OF THE MOON (2014) A short film directed by Tim Walker for Italian Vogue. Starring Mariacarla Boscolo. Written by Simone Glover
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