Mia Donovan is a filmmaker based in Montreal. She has written and directed three feature documentaries, Inside Lara Roxx (2011), Deprogrammed (2015) and Lincoln Detox (post-production). She was the recipient of the prestigious Don Haig Award for outstanding achievement as an emerging filmmaker in 2012. Her films have been presented worldwide at film festivals, on TV broadcasts, theatrically and on digital platforms such as Netflix. In 2016 she wrote and directed her first virtual reality experience called Deprogrammed VR (2016) which won the coveted IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling that year. Aside from working on her own projects, her research of the cult experience for Deprogrammed helped land her a consultation gig on Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5. She is currently developing her first narrative feature called The Touch of her Flesh, (development.)
Photo by John Londono 2019.