Director / Writer

Traven Rice is a filmmaker and theatrical director based in New York City. She recently directed a multimedia production of Jean Anouilh's Antigone at Stephens College (her alma mater) in Columbia, MO, where she was serving as an Artist in Residence.

Her most recent short film, SIDE EFFECTS, screened at film festivals around the globe, won the Audience Award at the Boston Sci-Fi Fest and won Best Actress at HollyShorts in Los Angeles. Her first short film, THE NIGHT TRAM, shot at the FAMU institute in Prague, Czech Republic, was nominated for a Student Academy Award.

Rice went on to study film production at the Vancouver Film School in Vancouver, B.C. She has directed numerous short films, written or co-written many others and was the cinematographer for the short film, DOT DOWN, which screened at the Slamdance Film Festival in the early aughts.