SJ Chiro’s latest feature film, East of the Mountains, starring Tom Skerritt, Mira Sorvino, and Annie Gonzalez maintains 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Both the film and lead actor Tom Skerritt are nominated for Satellite Awards.
Her first feature, Lane 1974 premiered at SXSW 2017 and went on to win the FIPRESCI award for New American Cinema, as well as several other honors. The film stars Sophia Mitri Schloss and Katherine Moennig.
Chiro produced and directed several short films including Howard From Ohiowhich won a special award at the Seattle International Film Festival.
Chiro trained as an actor at Bennington College including study in London with professors from RADA.
Upon graduation Chiro moved to Seattle where she helped to develop Annex Theatre, eventually becoming Artistic Director. SJ Chiro is a member of the DGA.