Tracy Tragos, Producer
Be Good, Smile Pretty is Droz-Tragos's directorial debut. The film won the best documentary feature award at the 2003 IFP Los Angeles Film Festival, and was honored with the President’s Award for Excellence in Documentary Film from Vietnam Veterans of America. Droz-Tragos started her career at DreamWorks, SKG, where she rose through the ranks from an assistant to a writer/producer on story-based CD-ROMs. Her DreamWorks credits include Dilbert’s Desktop Games, Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland starring Jeff Goldblum and Isabella Rossellini, and The Neverhood. More recently, she has worked as a freelance writer and producer developing scripts and stories including Miss Whoopass, an original animated series, and Dancing Between Courses, a one-act play.
Droz-Tragos is currently writing a book, and developing both narrative and documentary projects through her new production company, Dinky Pictures, named after her father. She is also the founder and president of Orphans of War Foundation, a nonprofit organization, whose ongoing purpose is to increase awareness and understanding of the impact of the Vietnam War on those who lost a parent there. Droz-Tragos holds a BA in English from Northwestern University and an MFA with honors in cinema/television from the University of Southern California.