DISRUPT THE STORYTELLING STATUS QUO
DIRECTHER + PROVOCATEUR
Ciara Lacy's interest lies in crafting films that use strong characters and investigative journalism to challenge the creative and political status quo. She has created content for film and television, managed independent features, as well as coordinated product placement and clearances for various platforms.
Her work has shown at festivals around the world as well as broadcast on networks including Netflix, PBS, ABC, and Al Jazeera. In the digital space, she has created content for notable outlets like the Guardian and the Atlantic Online.
Ciara is honored to be the inaugural Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellow as well as part of the inaugural class of NATIVe Fellows at the European Film Market. She has also benefited from fellowships with the Sundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation, Firelight Media's Documentary Lab, the Sundance Institute’s NativeLab,Tribeca All Access, the Princess Grace Foundation, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and the Independent Film Project (IFP).
Ciara holds a BA in Psychology from Yale University and has given talks at academic institutions across the U.S. She continues to work on documentary content for broadcast and digital while also expanding her intimate style of filmmaking into the branded content and commercial spaces.
Listen to that voice inside when the light bulb goes off!
Film making can be a restorative process for both the filmmaker and the subject.
There’s no limit to what you can achieve using the resources – big and small – that you have right around you.
I don’t believe in waiting for somebody else to find our solutions. You have to find it yourself.