Meet the Creatives
Performer | Writer | Producer | Science Communicator
GIA MORA tells stories from page to stage to screen and everywhere else in between. She recently shot the lead in a feature film directed by Cannes-award winner Shahab Hosseini. She's a series regular (and sometimes composer/vocalist) on Build for Tomorrow, and she co-hosted Scirens Show with the Screen Sirens for Science. Her critically acclaimed original musical comedy Einstein's Girl explores love in the digital age through the lens of theoretical physics and has played to sold out houses on both coasts.
Her writing spans an eclectic array of topics and is often set to a killer dance beat. MOMs, a comedy pilot written with the Scirens, was a semi-finalist in the 2018 NY Television Festival Scripts Contest. In 2019, her comedy short Anchors Away screened at the Hollywood Reel Independent and Lift-Off Film Festivals.
A vegan yogi with a passion for all things feline, Gia loves sustainable living, art, and Italian cooking. Follow her on Instagram.
Director | Producer | Punk Rocker | Quantum Mechanics Junkie
Throughout his 25-year career (though he claims to be 30), multiple award-winning director MICHAEL A. SIMON has helmed shows with a combined viewership in the hundreds of millions on major broadcast, cable networks, and streaming platforms.
Michael has directed some of the most iconic moments in TV throughout the last twenty years. His work with musical icons includes David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, and Miles Davis. His pioneering use of cameras for both VH1 Storytellers and America’s Best Dance Crew have defined the way music and dance are presented today. Recently, his work on Ridiculousness redefined the aesthetic of the clip show. His most recent Netflix comedy special Gad Elmaleh won Best Stand-Up of the Year in 2019. He has directed everything from live boxing, dance, music and comedy to cooking.
He is currently in pre-production on his first feature film, Town Bloody Hall, a story that weaves together Norman Mailer, Marilyn Monroe and the modern day #MeTooMovement.