CO-LEADER BROOKLYN NORTH
Director / Writer
Traven Rice is a New York City-based filmmaker devoted to telling stories about the magical moments in our everyday lives. She is currently completing the pilot for DIVISION STREET, a web series focused on a withdrawn little girl sent to live with her cranky grandmother in the Lower East Side.
Rice has written and directed many film projects, including the award-winning short, SIDE EFFECTS, about a young woman in a risky and mind-altering drug trial (starring Carla Quevedo - Show Me a Hero, The Secret in Their Eyes and Robert Beitzel - Turn, True Detective).
Her first short film, THE NIGHT TRAM, set on a midnight train to Prague hijacked by a gypsy band, was nominated for a Student Academy Award and screened at the LA Film Festival, among others.
She studied at the FAMU Film Institute in Prague, Czech Republic and at the Vancouver Film School in Vancouver, BC. She proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the Lower East Side Film Festival and is the co-founder of Lo-Down Productions LLC.