Dionna McMillian is a film director and writer. She is currently on the festival circuit with the digital series pilot, The Next Right Thing. Which was nominated for Best Pilot at two festivals, the 2018 NYC Webfest and the upcoming 2019 Miami Webfest. Prior to the success of The Next Right Thing, she was best known for her short comedy film, Love, New York. It screened at multiple film festivals and was featured on Issa Rae'#ShortFilmSundays. She also directed season one of “Plant-Based by Nafsika” an A&E’s FYI series.

In addition to directing Dionna works as a professor. She holds an M.F.A in filmmaking from American University. She currently teaches Avid Media Composer at New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. She was previously Chair of Post-Production for New York Film Academy’s-NY campus. During her tenure as department chair, she taught directing and editing for NYFA at their Beijing, Mumbai and Doha workshops. Dionna also works as a freelance editor.

Dionna has several projects in development including a digital series, a short drama, and a feature film. She enjoys creating projects that explore identity through a comedic lens. She is currently in post for the short comedy Such A Deal.

Professional Associations

Film Fatales

Alliance of Women Directors

Glass Elevate




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