Mila Puccini is a Gaffer and Artist based in Oakland and has a background in Cinema Studies, Performance Art and Education.
After obtaining her first degree in Education in Switzerland, she relocated in 2004 to Oslo, Norway, to pursue her interest and expand her skills in Music and Performance Art. In collaboration with performance groups such as Hotel ProForma, Ohm41 and Akt 5 she contributed with original music scores and video content and exhibited in Group shows with mixed media installations and performance. Among her achievements are several work grants by the Norwegian Art Council and a two month art residency at Babelab Gallery in Oakland.
Being a US/Swiss citizen, she relocated to the SF Bay Area in 2009, where she started her second education in Cinema Studies at the City College of San Francisco. In 2014 she wrote and directed her first narrative short which was publicly screened at ATA in San Francisco and co-directed the full length documentary film "Water Under the Bridge" which premiered at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco in 2015.
Since 2015 to this present date she has been working in the SF Bay Area as Freelancer in the Grip & Electric Department and currently functions primarily as Gaffer.
Her union affiliation is with IATSE local 16 as Set Electrician.
(photo by Augusto Etxabarriga)