Los Angeles, CA


Tchaiko grew up in seven different countries while her father worked for UNICEF. Her family moved to New York where she attended the United Nations High School and graduated from Columbia University with an African American Studies degree.  She interned for Spike Lee, Mira Nair and assisted directors George C. Wolfe and Tom Vaughan.  She has directed several short form projects including documentary America’s Shadows - HIV Risk in Black and Latino Youth and several music videos. Her first narrative feature film Solace is currently in post production and is a 2016 Tribeca All Access Grantee and a 2016 IFP Narrative Lab fellow.  In between her independent projects she produces and production manages commercials.


Featured Works



What happens when a fairy falls in love with a human and leaves the safety of her world.


Following the death of her father, a 17-year-old girl is sent to live with her estranged family and finds comfort in a questionable friendship with a self-destructive neighbor, leading both on a startling path to self discovery.