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WHO?

Dana Sorman is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist. She’s preparing to direct her first feature film about a woman who gets into a dangerous relationship with a PSYCHIC; based on her short of the same name (Official Selection Marfa Film Festival 2018; Official Selection New Orleans Film Festival 2018;  NoBudge 2018; special screenings at The Museum of Modern Art, New York). She previously made a living as an actress on television shows like GREY’S ANATOMY and LOST, including a two-season run on HARRY'S LAW starring Kathy Bates, after David E. Kelley continued to write for her after an initial audition for a two-line part. When the show was canceled, Dana became an art dealer by accident (but not mistake), creating a television pilot—PRICELESS—borne of her experiences selling art and observing our desire for attachment to secure our own worth. She’s developing a surreal biopic about Grant Achatz; the three-star Michelin chef of Alinea in Chicago. She began her career in Los Angeles from the receptionist desk of Mark Burg and Oren Koules' EVOLUTION and TWISTED PICTURES, after recording herself improvising with her own reflection in her bosses' bathroom mirror. The eight-minute, strangely funny, experimental BATHROOM CONFESSIONAL led to network tests at Comedy Central, NBC, CW, ABC and FOX; and a series regular role on the TBS pilot THE WEEK REDUCED. She is a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf and the Second City Chicago Conservatory. She has a BA in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a six month program at the Lee Strasberg Studio at NYU Tisch. She’s on the steering committee of the Eastside Women’s Film Club; and a member and social media strategist for the racial justice organizing collective—White People 4 Black Lives; working in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Her writing takes many forms—live storytelling, essays, stand-up and slam poetry. And she still talks to herself in the mirror sometimes. Because, you know, it's cool.