Tara Miele is a filmmaker originally from Long Island. Her widely acclaimed film, Wander Darkly, starring Sienna Miller and Diego Luna, premiered in competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Lionsgate. Currently, Tara is writing and is attached to direct a Carol Burnett biopic that Tina Fey is producing.
In addition to her feature work, Tara is well known for her 2016 viral video, Meet a Muslim, which she created to combat Islamophobia and has over 45 million views. Tara also recently directed an episode of the award-winning anthology series Little America and the final two episodes of the limited series Lessons in Chemistry, based on the best-selling book of the same name and starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson, for Apple TV. Additionally, Tara has helmed fan-favorite episodes of La Brea, Hawaii Five-0, Arrow, Batwoman, and Fantasy Island, as well as four micro-budget features. She is a graduate of Ryan Murphy's Half Initiative and the CBS Directing Initiative.
Tara is a Co-Chair of the Women's Steering Committee at the Directors Guild of America, where she helped launch the DGA's first peer-to-peer mentorship program for women, The WSC Squad. In 2020, Tara was highlighted in Women In Film's Hire Her Back Campaign and BestDirectHer's Awards Campaign. Looking forward, Tara has a small aim to create work that changes the world, and when she isn't doing that, she's busy raising two kids. Both love that their mom went viral.