Ora is an Iranian-American writer/director. Her short film Melting the Snowman has screened in over 25 film festivals internationally and her scripts have placed in competitions including the Austin Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Kansas City Film Fest, Final Draft’s Big Break and Screencraft’s Film Fund. Ora is a Film Independent Episodic Lab Fellow and a Jewish Women’s Theatre NEXT Fellow. Experiences writing an Emmy nominated PSA for the Santa Monica Museum of Art and directing a 2x Telly award winning PSA for the ALS Association have been deeply gratifying. Further nourishing Ora’s love of storytelling are her two seasons as the showrunner’s assistant on the Netflix series Atypical. She received her MFA in Directing from Chapman University.