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Michaela A. Holland

Immersive/Interactive Storyteller
New York, New York

Michaela Holland is an Emmy, Webby, and Sheffield Doc/Fest award-winning storyteller. She is a creative director, producer, and project manager, who combines experimental content with traditional mediums. Her work has been featured by TIMEForbesThe Guardian, and more.

Her previous employment with the Walt Disney Company sparked her interest in building worlds, and her central vision is to find the perfect marriage between the integrity of the narrative and a guest’s interaction with emerging technology.

Michaela’s work has been vital to projects that include but are not limited to: Emmy award-winning VR documentary, Capturing Everest,  Education Above All’s AR Map activation, and TIME's 360° Livestream of the Great American Solar Eclipse, which garnered over 5 million views on Facebook and Youtube. Her most recent VR film, funded by Oculus VR for Good--titled Lutaw--had a remote Tribeca 2020 Cinema360 world premiere, was one of six finalists for the Positron Visionary Award at Cannes XR 2020, and a finalist in AIXR’s VR Awards in the category of Best VR Film of the Year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Her breakthrough documentary project titled FACE TO FACE was a three-act installation that allowed the audience an intimate look at gun injury and human resilience. FACE TO FACE made its world premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest  2018 where it was awarded the Alternate Realities: Virtual Reality Award and described by The Guardian as gut-wrenching, visceral, and heartbreaking. 

She has a clear pulse on the trends within the various immersive and interactive industries. She works in both creative strategy and production with a focus on experiential and socially-impactful projects, having worked with companies like, Governor’s Island, Museum of Ice Cream, Royal Caribbean, National Geographic, and many more.

Not only does she strive to be a part of purpose-driven projects that vocalize and educate about diversity in storytelling, but she also works in tandem with decision-makers, committees, and boards of directors that financially support, mentor, and create opportunities for those of all backgrounds. She has been invaluable within these spaces to raise awareness concerning but not limited to: privilege, neurodivergent, differing physical abilities, ethnicities, sexual identifications, and age.


Currently, she is the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for

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