c h l o e  x t i n a
filmmaker ︎ playwright ︎ storyteller

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

Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellowship - 2023
Project Nongenue Playwright-in-Residence - 2020-2021


professional experience
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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 experienceCreative Director for Mikaela Jane (2020-present)
Ruby dir. Abigail Holland (2023), 1st Assistant Director
Father’s Day dir. Kali Kahn (2023), 2nd Assistant Director (directed Background Talent for short)
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 You Know What I 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 filmography
Arcadia (2024)
Director/Writer. currently in post-production. Super 16mm.
Made with support from the Sundance Institute

Ghost of you (2023)
Director/Writer/Producer. 15 min. Digital & Handycam.
Selected for the Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellowship.

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

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

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

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

The Gasps “Evening Song” Music Video (2023)
Director/Producer/Treatment. 2 min. 16mm & Digital.

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

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

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. Digital.

selected festivals/screenings
Ghost of you, Sundance Film Festival Special Screening (2024)
Ghost of you,
Saint Bimbo Film Church (2023)
Ghost of you,
Eastern Oregon Film Festical (2023)
Ghost of you, Ithaca Experimental Film Festival (2023)
Ghost of you,
Heavy Manners Library (2023)
Ghost of you,
Bodega Film Festival (2023)
Down by the Water, NoBudge (2023)
Down by the Water, Purgatory Double Feature Screening (2022)
The First Taste, Best of FemFilm Festival Rescreening (2020)
The First Taste, NoBudge (2020)
The First Taste, FemFilm Festival (2020)

selected plays
Joan of Arc in a Supermarket in California
  • 2023: Off-Broadway Debut: The Tank, Mainstage Full Production, Site-specific at E’s Wholesome Foods, Brooklyn
  • 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

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

selected press New York Magazine: “To Do: See Joan of Arc in a Supermarket in California”
Variety: “Sundance Institute Announces Ignite and Adobe Fellows (Exclusive)”
Vulture: “Review: Joan of Arc in A Supermarket in California” /
“Fall Preview 2023”
TimeOut: “This Experimental Show Takes Place at a Brooklyn Bodega”
Sundance Institute: “2023 Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellows Announced”
Adobe Blog: “Meet the Talented 2023 Sundance x Adobe Fellows”
Playbill: “The Tank Announces 20th Anniversary Core Productions”
NoBudge: “2020 NoBudge Films of the Year”
Women & Hollywood: “Teen Dreams and Nightmares: VOD Picks”
The Dionysian Dream: “Spiritual Visions in Brooklyn”