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Miranda Howard-Williams

Miranda Howard-Williams



About me

Miranda is currently in post-production on her most recent short film 'Albert' starring JASON FLEMYNG and JO JOYNER. Her previous short ‘Harriet and the Matches’ features rising star HELENA BARLOW and the vocal talents of CILLIAN MURPHY. It premiered at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2013 and has screened at eight international festivals including at the BFI Future Film Festival 2014. ‘Playing Nurse’, her MA graduation short film, won the Limelight Award for Best Short Drama 2011 and was screened at the London Short Film Festival 2012 as well as seven further international film festivals. Miranda has directed a number of other short films that have screened at festivals including at Soho Rushes, Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, The One Shot Film Festival and Film Directing for Women Festival.

Miranda has also directed a number of commercials, and is on the directing roster at HYP. Her latest commercial for Tesco is for the new Simon Kernick novel Stay Alive, and was broadcast on Channel 5 and Sky. Other commercial clients include Acorn Mobility and Random House publishers. On the corporate side, Miranda has directed ‘Without Prejudice’ a 25min drama for use in HR training which was commissioned by the TUC, Federation of European Employers and ACAS.

Recent freelance roles include: production manager and 1st AD on over 30 commercials as well as a number of short films, casting assistant to Susie Figgis working with directors including Tim Burton, Mike Newell and Neil Jordan, self-shooting director and editor for promotional films for clients including The Labour Party, Teacherhorizons and the Institude of Philanthropy. As well as a number of short films, Miranda has written extensively for commercials and had her play 'Parallel Lines' performed at The Royal Court Theatre as part of the Young Writers Programme in 2002.

Miranda has a MA Hons 2.1 in Social and Political Sciences from Selwyn College, University of Cambridge (2005 - 2008) and an MA Merit in Directing for Film and Television at The University of Westminster (2010-2011). ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Primary Job Category
Secondary Job Category
Years in industry
3 to 6 years
Job Category
Director, Writer, Writer / Director
Experienced in
Childrens, Corporate, Film (Feature), Film (Short), Television
Interested in
Arts, Childrens, Corporate, Film (Feature), Film (Short), Television
DBS checked
Organisation Membership
Directors UK Shooting People

Professional Recommendations

  • Balint Tusor
    Balint Tusor · Editor (Offline)

    Miranda is a highly creative and original director. I have enjoyed every minute with her in the editing room. We have done a remarkable film.

  • Phil Moreton
    Phil Moreton · Cinematographer

    From a cinematographer's perspective it is great to work with a director like Miranda, she knows what she wants but allows for creative collaboration. Miranda is calm and very open to suggestions which is what every cinematographer wants. She trust's the cinematographer. Directing aside, I've worked on project's when Miranda has produced and 1st AD, both of which have been spot on. As a first AD, she had the right level of making sure the shooting stays on time without putting unnecessary pressure on HOD's to get the job done. If there were any problems they were dealt with calmly and efficiently.