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Filmmaker Vera Miao Serves Up Scares With “TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES”

June 9, 2017

Filmmaker Vera Miao wants to scare the pants off you and teach you about social issues in the process.

The 41-year-old has appeared in bit parts on TV (she played Jill Becker in “State of Affairs”) and starred in “Best Friends Forever,” the indie apocalypse film she co-wrote currently available on iTunes. Now, Miao is taking on the role of showrunner for Stage 13’s upcoming series, “Two Sentence Horror Stories.”

Miao’s variety of previous experience has eased her transition as a showrunner, and, for a self-proclaimed “genre nerd,” an anthology horror series like “Two Sentence Horror Stories” was the perfect opportunity to display her talents.

Miao found herself pitching the show on the Warner Bros lot to Stage 13, a “mobile-first” streaming site, after responding to “a vaguely worded posting on a listserv for female filmmakers.”

“I pitched an anthology series inspired by two sentence horror stories that would grapple with contemporary social issues, and reflect the diversity of today’s audiences,” she said. “The folks at Stage 13 responded to the idea immediately.”

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