Missy Hernandez - Columbia College Chicago

Missy Hernandez

Assistant Professor



Missy Hernandez is a Filmmaker, Writer, Actor and Assistant Professor in the Cinema and Television Arts department at Columbia College Chicago where she teaches courses in screenwriting, television writing, and creative producing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her recent credits include Writer and Producer of THE LAST ELECTION AND OTHER LOVE STORIES a feature narrative/fiction hybrid shot on election day 2020 (Warsaw Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Urbanworld), Writer/Co-Producer for narrative/documentary social-thriller AMERICAN THIEF (distributed via Film Movement 2020), and Associate Producer for Terence Nance’s Peabody Award-winning television series RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS (produced in partnership with A24 for HBO). Her pilot script, FAMILY MEDICINE was a finalist for the 2020 Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition and her feature script, I DON'T DREAM IN SPANISH ANMORE, was a participant in the Cine Qua Non Storylines and Revision Labs, a participant in the Chicago Independent Producers Lab, and an official selection of the 2022 Latino Media Market. Hernandez graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a B.A. in Cinema Studies and an M.F.A. in Screenwriting.

Instructional Areas

Television Writing, Screenwriting, Creative Producing

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Narrative Formats, Syncretic Religions, Latinx and Caribbean Culture


B.A., Film & Meda Columbia University 2008
M.F.A., Film Columbia University 2017