Mia Donovan

Mia Donovan is an award-winning filmmaker working with EyeSteelFilm in Montreal, Canada. Donovan’s first documentary film, Inside Lara Roxx (2011), follows ex-porn star Lara Roxx over a tumultuous 5-year-period as she struggles to build a new identity and find hope in the wake of her past.  Deprogrammed (2015) is inspired by the kidnapping and deprogramming of her stepbrother by famed deprogrammer Ted ‘Black Lightning’ Patrick.  Deprogrammed explores a time in American history when there was a moral-panic over cultic-brainwashing and how one man’s deprogramming efforts were considered heroic to some and tortuous to others.