Michelle Tsiakaros is a recent graduate from Boston University’s Film Program (magna cum laude), ready to take on the world of independent filmmaking. With a background in dance and choreography, Michelle brings a sense of rhythm and artistry in the work she creates. Michelle enjoys realism and adapting stories from the people around her, as real people are the most interesting and in depth characters she could ever wish for. With an interest on issues surrounding race and gender, she hopes to challenge her audience, while entertaining them at the same time.
Her short film, LIKE PLASTIC won the Adrienne Shelly Production grant in 2013. In this short dramedy, filmmaker Michelle Tsiakaros shares the story of two latina sisters divided by plastic surgery. Abella Peña is about to get what she always wanted – a breast augmentation. Her little sister Ivelisse is less than thrilled, and isn’t sure she wants to support her sister’s decision. Shot intimately by Rachel Peng, LIKE PLASTIC is an honest piece reflecting on plastic surgery and the effects it has on family relationships.
Winning Project: Like Plastic
Director’s Reel: https://vimeo.com/115686915