Directors and Producers

"I feel like the professional development I've been doing with you has given me new tools and increased confidence with using them.  I honestly couldn't be happier." 

Louise Leitch (Dancers/Blankets/Whakatiki)

"Thank you so much for an incredibly fulfilling, illuminating and inspiring day. I learned so much from you and I can't find words adequate enough to describe how deeply moved and positively charged I feel by everything you created with us today. This experience means so much to me and I will carry it with me throughout my life and my career. I really hope our paths cross again many times - you are an inspiration and a light. Thank you for everything!"

Directors' Workshop participant

“I truly believe Soul Surfer would not be Soul Surfer without you. Thanks so much for all you’ve done to lift the spirit and performances of our cast.”


Rich Peluso
Soul Surfer, VP Affirm Films – Sony

"Just wanted to let you know what a fabulous, fabulous workshop you gave  and how much I learnt and how much I realised I don’t know about performance. Please don’t give any other workshops to other directors!"

Directors' Workshop participant

Acting Coach on Lion, 2017 Oscar Nominee for Best Film and 5 other categories

“For me it is wonderful to have a coach who is sensitive to my way of working and can help the actor rehearse without making her stale. That way I can do all the director-type stuff and know the child is as well-prepared, better probably, than if I was helping her myself. Miranda is great."

Jane Campion
Bright Star, Top of the Lake

"Miranda worked intensely with Melanie Lynskey to help her find the character and win the role of Pauline Parker in Heavenly Creatures. She got great results quickly!"

Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson
Heavenly Creatures

I just want to say that the work you did with Edie was really amazing. Her world seems so deep with lots of information to source.”

Paola Morabito (Assistant to Jane Campion on Bright Star)

“Her energy, tenacity and goal oriented nature was a breath of fresh air. She's a talent and a delight. I hope I get to work with her again soon. She's the stitch in time.”

Winner: Best Film, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Actress, Best Actor 2008 Young Artists’ Awards

Lauren Levine
Bridge to Terabithia

My co-producer Fran Walsh and I employed Miranda to work with us in Philadelphia during the shoot of THE LOVELY BONES as the coach for the young New Zealanders Rose McIver (Lindsey Salmon) and Carolyn Dando (Ruth Connors) as they worked alongside Hollywood stars Susan Sarandon, Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci.

 Miranda’s skills as an actress and coach place her at the top of her field. The work she does is unique anywhere in the world.”

Peter Jackson
Heavenly Creatures, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Lovely Bones

“With her clear thinking and spirit of generosity, Miranda brought a rigorous yet kind process which supported our actors, young and old, leaving me clear to stay with the camera team during a tough schedule.  I always knew my actors would come to set calm courageous and able to listen.  Thank you Miranda.”

Gaylene Preston
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