Dionna McMillian is a Los Angeles based comedy director and writer. She is currently on the festival circuit with the digital series pilot, The Next Right Thing (TNRT). TNRT is the official selection of two Academy Award qualifying festivals. It was also nominated for Best Pilot at the 2018 NYC Webfest, and Best Dramedy at the 2019 Miami Webfest. Dionna is best known for her short comedy film, Love, New York. It screened at multiple film festivals and was distributed by Issa Rae Productions. She also directed season one of Plant-Based by Nafsika, an A&E FYI series.
In addition to directing Dionna works as an adjunct professor. She holds an M.F.A in filmmaking from American University. She teaches directing and editing 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 was a guest lecturer for N.Y.F.A at their Beijing, Mumbai and Doha workshops.
Dionna is currently in post for her short comedy, Such A Deal. She also has several projects in development, including Season 1 of The Next Right Thing, a travel docu-series Maiden Voyage, and a short drama, Call Me Chad. She enjoys creating projects that explore identity through a comedic and sometimes dramatic lens.
Alliance of Women Directors