Mischa Jakupcak is Co-Founder and Joint CEO of Mechanical Dreams, a VR/AR and film content creation company based in Seattle. Mischa has worked on over thirty features, ranging from smaller indie projects to multi-million dollar films. She produced the critically acclaimed The Off Hours directed by Megan Griffiths, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and The Immortal Augustus Gladstone, directed by Robyn Miller. Her own short film, The Hero Pose screened at TIFFKids, Aspen Shorts Fest, and won audience awards at Providence Children's Film Festival, Cinevic Short Circuit, Siouxland Film Festival, Blue Whiskey Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film Festival.
Mischa earned an MA in Filmmaking from the London Film School. As well as writing and developing her own material, she champions strong, original voices in film and VR through the projects she produces with Mechanical Dreams. Their first project, MOPZ, was for the Adult Swim network and their second, Eagle Bone, was one of five VR pieces selected to screen at Toronto International Film Festival last year. They have produced seven short VR Experiences to date and several more in development.
The Growing Gender & Race Gap in Seattle's Startup Scene
Join The Seattle Globalist and General Assembly for an illuminating discussion on the gender and racial pay gap within Seattle’s burgeoning startup scene.