Miriam Ditchfield received her Bachelors degree from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts in playwriting. After many years of switching between traveling and being on the business side of the arts she returned to graduate school for film direction at New York University’s Tisch Asia in Singapore. Miriam has directed two documentaries and four shorts; assistant directed ten narrative shorts, two music videos and four commercials and well as holding numerous on positions on over twenty films in Singapore, China, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and India. BLACK HORN NIGHT HERON, her 2012 short film shot in Cambodia premiered at the Berlinale International film festival and won her the 2013 Director’s Guild of America Student Award: Woman’s Category. She has recently returned from Asia to work on her thesis film, DAY 90, set on Martha’s Vineyard, MA, and is currently in post-production.
As a director she tells stories with honesty, with a hint of humor and a strong sense of history and authenticity. She hopes her work will continue to take her around the world and bolster a new sentiment of being, one that considers trajectory of the world and its infinite smallness; a place where the stories can be both utterly unique and solely universal. Black Horn Night Heron is her third narrative short film.
Day 90; Writer & Director, short, Red Epic. Winner of NYU Tisch Asia’s 2013 script award. In post-production.
The Faces of Singapore; Writer & Director, 12 minute documentary short, 16mm, 2013. Produced at NYU Tisch Asia, Singapore.
Black Horn Night Heron; Writer & Director, 12 minute narrative, Digital, 2013. Premièred at 67th Berlinale International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany. Winner of 2013 DGA Student Award: Woman’s category. Produced at NYU Tisch Asia, Singapore by International Dog Productions.
Alan Ardy, The Man Behind the Poet; Writer & Director, 7 minute Documentary, Digital, 2011. Produced at NYU Tisch Asia, Singapore.
Closure, Writer & Director, 4 minutes narrative; 16mm, 2010. Premiered at 2011 Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, Chilmark, MA. Produced at NYU Tisch Asia, Singapore.