NYC-based director, actor, writer and piano player, Galia Barkol wrote, directed and starred in the dramedy feature MIA - Sundance Screenwriters’ Labs semifinalist - now on the festival circuit. MIA was selected to be screened at NYWIFT's Immigrant Stories series at the Museum of the Moving Image, and it had its NYC premiere at the 2018 SoHo Int'l Film Festival. Galia recently appeared at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival VR section, and she is currently developing a pilot for a comedy series.
Originally from Israel, Galia graduated from Paris-Diderot University in Paris, France, with a B.A in Film & The Performing Arts. She was awarded a scholarship for the program MICEFA - with distinction - and completed an Acting conservatory program at HB Studio in NYC, placed at the highest level of professional studio practice.
She founded Ring the Bells Productions, where she developed and produced several experimental shorts, with the intention to explore the relationship between structure and narrative in film. Through discoveries made in these works, Galia crystallized her approach to filmmaking and acting.
Representation: Simple Agency (Tel Aviv)