Xan Aranda

Chicago-native Xan Aranda is an award-winning director, producer, and consultant with clients ranging from producers of fiction and documentary film and television to emerging artists, international corporations, record labels, advertising and branding agencies, and festivals. She resides in Los Angeles.

Chicago-native Xan Aranda is an award-winning director, producer, and consultant with clients ranging from producers of fiction and documentary film and television to emerging artists, international corporations, record labels, advertising and branding agencies, and festivals. She resides in Los Angeles.

Xan is Emmy-nominated this year alongside collaborator Jill Soloway (Transparent), for This is Me -- a series of five short documentaries exploring the lives of people in the trans and gender-nonconforming community. Xan served as Producer and Co-Executive Producer of the project, which premiered with Entertainment Weekly and is available via Amazon Prime and Wifey.TV.

She produced her own directorial debut, Andrew Bird: Fever Year, which premiered at Lincoln Center with the New York Film Festival and screened in over 90 festivals. Described by The Hollywood Reporter as a "gently illuminating look at a brilliant maverick musician… captured with grace and delicacy," Fever Year received nine awards.

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination
Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Xan Aranda, Co-Executive Producer/Produced By
  • This is Me
  • EW.com
  • A Wifey TV Production
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