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 five episodes of the broadcast series "Plant Based by Nafsika" for A&E's FYI Network.
In addition to directing Dionna has a background in freelance editing and as a professor. She holds an M.F.A in filmmaking from American University. When she is not on set or editing, she teaches Avid Media Composer. 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. She currently adjuncts for NYFA in LA.
Dionna has several projects in development including another 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.