Tchaiko‘s filmmaking practice is inspired by her upbringing as a Third Culture Kid. It centers themes of magic, self-destruction and the interiority of Black women. Her debut feature film SOLACE about a Black girl with an eating disorder premiered at LA Film Festival and won Special Jury Mention for Best Ensemble Cast.
Her short form projects include music videos, commercials and an experimental fantasy SITA inspired by Octavia Butler and Derek Jarmon. Tchaiko was awarded the Gaea Sea Change Residency for artists working for social change and was a 2017 School of Making Thinking Resident fellow where she created the VR fantasy film Shapeshifters. She is one of the Queen Sugar Season 4 directors chosen by Ava Duvernay. Tchaiko also directs commercials + branded content.