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. 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. She studied Meisner Technique at the William Esper Acting Studio with Bill Esper and has taught Meisner based acting to teens and young adults at the School of Creative and Performing Arts and Northwestern University's National High School Institute where she also served as Director of the Summer Film Program. Her most recent film and television credits include Associate Producer for Terence Nance’s Peabody Award-winning television series RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS (produced in partnership with A24 for HBO), and Writer and Co-Producer of a feature-length narrative/documentary hybrid and social-thriller entitled AMERICAN THIEF (Jerome Foundation Grantee 2016, IFP Narrative Lab Participant 2017). Her upcoming creative work focuses on female-centric narrative stories that highlight and investigate Latinx experiences within the US and the Caribbean.

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