You may not know Miranda Bailey’s name, but you probably know her work. As an actress, writer, director and producer, Miranda Bailey has a hand in just about every aspect of the independent film business. Early in her career, she executive produced Noah Baumbach’s The Squid and the Whale.
A lot of the things that I act in are things that I am also creatively a part of beforehand, whether as a producer or being friends with someone where I’ve been able to talk with them about the project.
Behind The Scenes
Bailey’s production company Cold Iron Pictures was behind the award-winning 2015 Sundance sensation Diary of a Teenage Girl, in which she played a supporting role opposite Kristen Wiig. This summer two other films that Bailey produced will hit theaters: The Daniels’ Swiss Army Man (June 24) and Don’t Think Twice directed by Mike Birbiglia (July 22).
In addition to producing and directing, Bailey is also involved in film financing and distribution through The Film Arcade, the theatrical distribution company which she co-founded in 2013. The Film Arcade has released well-respected indies including Song One, Unexpected, James White, and the upcoming Don’t Think Twice. Bailey recently played a significant supporting role.