c h l o e  x t i n a
playwright ︎ filmmaker ︎ storyteller
chloextina.com
smithxchloe@gmail.com


education


University of California, Los Angeles - School of Theatre, Film, and Television
2021 Bachelor of Arts: Theatre (Playwriting), Minor: Film
Dana and Albert R. Broccoli Charitable Foundation Scholarship in Memory of Robert J. Natol, Dean’s List

University of Queen Mary London - School of English and Theatre
Study Abroad 2019

Oakland School for the Arts - School of Literary Arts
High School Class of 2017, Graduated with Honors

selected filmography


Ghost of you (2023)
Director/Writer/Producer. 15 min.
Short film in post-production.

Down by the Water (2022)
Writer/Producer. dir. Gabrielle Carrubba. 12 min.

“Ghost of you” Proof-of-Concept (2021)
Director/Writer/Producer. 6 min.

The First Taste (2020)
Director/Writer/Producer. 20 min.

Eleanor “The Hype” Music Video (2023) 
Director/Producer/Treatment. 4 min.
Music video in production. 

Caroline Strickland “Watchdog” Music Video (2023)
Director/Producer/Treatment. 3 min.
Music video in production.

The Gasps “Evening Song” Music Video (2023)
Director/Producer/Treatment. 2 min. 16mm.
Music video in post-production. 

Mikaela Jane “Camel Blues” Music Video (2022)
Director/Producer/Treatment. 4 min.

Mikaela Jane “Back of Your Hand” Visualizer (2022)
Director/Camera/Producer/Treatment. 3 min.

Bekah Brooke “Bus Stop” Music Video (2022)
Director/Producer/Treatment. 2 min. 16mm.

Bekah Brooke “Drive” Music Video (2022)
Director/Producer/Treatment. 2 min. 16mm.

My Friend Nico “Girl in Car Having a Good Time” Music Video (2021) Director/Producer/Treatment. 4 min.

selected festivals/screenings


Down by the Water, Purgatory Double Feature Screening hosted by Liza Anne (2022)
The First Taste, Best of FemFilm Festival Rescreening (2020)
The First Taste, NoBudge (2020)
The First Taste, FemFilm Festival at The Tank (2020)

selected plays


Joan of Arc in a Supermarket in California!!
  • 2022: The Tank, Staged Reading, NYC
  • 2021: Project Nongenue, Virtual Reading, Los Angeles

Bug Bite 
  • 2020: Highball Media, Radio Play

UFO (this world is for the frat bros)
  • 2020: Breaking and Entering Theatre Collective, Virtual Reading, NYC
  • 2019: Hollywood Fringe Festival, Workshop Production, Los Angeles
  • 2019: UCLA TFT Directorial Thesis, Staged Reading, Los Angeles

Ooze
  • 2019: Queen Mary Theatre Company, Workshop Production, London

residencies


Project Nongenue, Los Angeles - Playwright-in-Residence (2020-2021)

professional experience


JUNE 2019 - AUGUST 2019
DIRECTOR’S SHADOW ASSISTANT to writer-director TARA MIELE
  • Worked directly under Tara Miele during pre-production for her film Wander Darkly as both her assistant and her mentee. Attended editing, score, VFX, and sound meetings with Miele.
  • Created list of composers which prompted Miele to hire Alex Weston. Helped compile prompts for upcoming video series. Provided notes for future prjects. Script coverage and general assistant duties.

JUNE 2018 - JUNE 2019
PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT INTERN, OFFICE OF LYNETTE HOWELL TAYLOR, 51 ENTERTAINMENT
  • Proficient in script coverage, covering film specs, pilots, and books for producers and VP of Television, utilized feminist film theory in critiques, known for having keen eye for talent -- reccomending several writers and scripts that moved forward in development
  • Known for people-skills and ability to be friendly but assertive while fulfilling pre-production tasks such as booking vendors, parking spaces, and travel
  • Performed various assistant duties, covers phones, acted as sole intern for office

JUNE 2018 - SEPTEMBER 2019
PRODUCTION INTERN, WANDER DARKLY
  • Acted as on-set assistant to producers Lynette Howell Taylor, Samantha Housman, and Monica Levison, assisted director Tara Miele when needed
  • Wrote journalism clearance and scouted vendors for Art Department
  • Runs for various departments, assisted heads of departments when necessary

other experience


Creative Director for Mikaela Jane (2020-present)
Father’s Day dir. Kali Kahn (2022), Background Talent Director
Goodbye Horses dir. Charlie Stuip (2022), Producer/1st Assistant Director
Project Glitch (2021), Founding Collective Member
  • Anthology-filmmaking residency designed to create a collaborative feature film and provide support for a community of underrepresented filmmakers
Film Utopias Coalition (2021), Collective Member
  • Experimental film collective founded on communal need for access, financial and creative security, and safety. Currently focused on reimagining the future of film as anti-capitalist, co-operative, and anti-racist during and eventually post pandemic
Assistant Director under theatre director Aya Saleh (2018-2019)
Release the Bats dir. Michelle Tea (2018), played the role of “Amber”
Bay Area Zeta Players (2014-2017), Founding Artistic Director
Founded 501c3 non-profit high school student-run theatre company, successfully ran four full theatre seasons,expanded the program by leading subsequent initiviates including a leadership program, mentorship program, new works festival, and a straight play, crowdfunded over $30,000, organized and led over 80 teens across the Bay Area including a leadership staff of 10 to 12 directors at a time, expanded company to bring teen voice into San Francisco Bay Area theatre community, passed company along for two successful theatre seasons before the company dissolved into mutlitple student-run theatre organizations
Misc. Literary and Journalism Work (2014-present)
  • Flash fiction “Bug Bite” published in I Know What You Mean Magazine (December 2021 Issue: BITE) and FemNewsMagazine (The POSESSION Issue, Winter 2020)
  • Staff writer for FemNewsMagazine (2019-2020)
  • Interview with Rebecca Solnit for Enizagam Magazine (2016)
  • Featured Poet, SFLitCrawl (2014)

selected press

Kentucker Audley, “2020 NoBudge Films of the Year”, NoBudge, January 4th, 2021, Web.
Shayna Maci Warner, “Teen Dreams and Nightmares: VOD Picks”, Women and Hollywood, December 11th, 2020. Web.