Francesca Mirabella, a long-time fiction writer and visual artist, began her exploration in film through working in production design on such films as 'Across the Universe', 'The Darjeeling Limited', 'The Life Aquatic', 'Lost in Translation', 'The Squid and the Whale', 'Margot at the Wedding' and Sofia Coppola’s, 'Somewhere'. Through a filmmaker in her own right, yet never formally trained, she recently decided to deepen her practice by attending The Tisch School of the Arts, where she is a Dean's Fellow. Mirabella makes her films under the production of The Elkcreek Cinema Collective, in collaboration with The Tisch School of the Arts. Elkcreek Cinema, formed in 1998 has received festival and critical acclaim with it's films being accepted at: The Sundance Film Festival, The Woodstock Film Festival, The Palm Springs Film Festival, and the New York Film Festival. Mirabella has made various short films including, 'Mistakes Were Made', 'Born Again', 'Ookie Cookie', 'In Defense of Wonder (post), 'Modern Love' (post), and Willow Creek (post). She is currently working on developing her feature film, as well as 3 new shorts and a TV series with her collaborator Sue Yeon Ahn of The Directors Bureau.