"It all began over a decade ago on the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal. I was kidnapped by mystical Sherpas. Becoming a film director was the condition of my release. ...Okay, so maybe that is fictional but I have trekked through Nepal with Sherpas and I’m a storyteller!" Tamara told SHOOT Magazine when she received the honor of being selected for the SHOOT New Directors Showcase in 2014. SHOOT showed her Coca-Cola film, shot in Brazil, at the DGA in NYC.
Tamara has filmed in over 20 countries around the globe. She worked in London for three years where she received many directing roles from brands and advertising agencies, including Tropicana, Jameson, Chevrolet and Lowe & Partners to non-profits such as Akshaya Patra and the LA Museum of the Holocaust. She has won multiple competitions for commercial spots she directed, which brought her to Cannes Lions Awards two consecutive years (2011, 2012). Tamara graduated in film production from the School of Cinematic Arts at USC.
Tamara has directed and story produced episodes of documentary series. She directed the "Women of The Ice" episode for Hallmark/ Feeln's series Wonder Women and story produced the "Virgilio" episode of Netflix's series Chef's Table, to be released in 2017. She also has directed episodes for social media celebrity Alison Teal & Alison's Adventures.
Tamara directs films to create positive changes in the world. She wants to inspire others; make them smile, laugh, cry and open their minds. Many of Tamara's films support female empowerment and gender equality. She is currently working on a feature documentary about a group of women working to Equal the Playing Field on gender equality for future generations by playing the highest soccer game ever on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. This film embodies many things Tamara is passionate about: gender equality, travel, diverse cultures, nature and soccer!