It’s 1963 when eighteen-year-old Patricia “Trish” Weir is kidnapped and brutally raped at knife-point. Committed to putting Ernesto Miranda in prison, Trish’s life is destroyed by America’s legal system as she triggers a law that transforms the Nation.
Michelle Danner is a film and stage director, an author, and a world-renowned acting coach. She teaches the Golden Box Acting workshops in South America, Europe, Canada, Dubai, New York, and Australia.
It was her father, Alexander Valdez, who opened the very first William Morris Agency in Paris, France, that instilled a strong passion and work ethic that has stayed with her throughout her life.
Michelle trained extensively in Paris and New York with Stella Adler and Uta Hagen. For 20 years she was the Founding Director of Edgemar Center for the Arts, designed by Frank Ghery, and raised $1.3 million to construct the two theaters and the art gallery. At the opening ceremony, Steven Spielberg commented, “Here we have a venue that can turn out some extremely experienced, daring and resourceful artists.” To that end Michelle has pioneered new works, directed and acted in over thirty plays and musicals in New York, Los Angeles and London. Her favorite acting and directing credits include Tennessee Williams's "The Rose Tattoo", which garnered critic’s pick and awards including best actress and directing "Jane Fonda in the Court of Public Opinion" starring Anne Archer.
She is currently serving as Artistic Director at the Creative Center for the Arts and teaches ongoing classes at the Michelle Danner Studio and the Los Angeles Acting Conservatory.
Previous to Miranda's Victim, Michelle directed several feature films, documentaries and short films. Her latest action thriller “The Runner” was just released by Saban Film in Theaters and on Demand starring Edouard Phillipponnat, Cameron Douglas, Elisabeth Röhm and Eric Balfour.
She is in post-production for the courtroom suspense drama “Miranda’s Victim” starring Abigail Breslin, Ryan Phillippe, Luke Wilson, Emily VanCamp, Mireille Enos, Kyle MacLachlan, Andy Garcia and Donald Sutherland about the creation of the Miranda Rights.
She is in pre-production for several projects including the romantic comedy “Starstruck”, the family comedy “The Italians” and the true story "The Uninvited".