Therese Shechter is a filmmaker, writer, and multi-media storyteller based in Brooklyn. Her work fuses humor and personal storytelling to disturb what's considered most sacred about womanhood, currently as the writer and director of the in-progress documentary My So-Called Selfish Life. She most recently directed How To Lose Your Virginity (2013) about the mythology and misogyny around our most precious gift. She also curates The V-Card Diaries, an online story-sharing companion to that documentary, which was exhibited at The Kinsey Institute’s Juried Art Show (their first interactive piece). Her other documentaries include the award-winning I Was A Teenage Feminist (2005) and How I Learned To Speak Turkish (2006), which have screened from Rio de Janeiro to Ankara to Chile. A frequent public speaker, she has presented her work at festivals, conferences, museums and college classrooms. Therese does graphic design work for a variety of corporate, artistic, and non-profit clients. And in her spare time, she is a co-host of the podcast Downton Gabby, a funny feminist commentary on media by and about women. More –>
Iris Ng is a cinematographer with over a decade of experience collaborating with award-winning filmmakers and artists. Her credits encompass art, narrative films, documentary series, commercials, and music videos, with a focus on long-form documentaries including Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell (Best Canadian Film - Toronto Film Critics Association, Best Documentary - Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Best Non-Fiction Film - New York Film Critics Circle), the upcoming Shirkers by Sandi Tan (Sundance Directing Award), Herman's House directed by Angad Bhalla (Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts & Culture Program), The Ghosts in Our Machine directed by Liz Marshall (Best Canadian Feature - Planet In Focus International Film and Video Festival), and most recently, a portion of the the 10-part docu-series Making A Murderer, Storyline Entertainment's League of Exotique Dancers, and Yap Films' Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl. She has also lensed films directed by Min Sook Lee, Fredrik Gertten, Vikram Jayanti, Martha Burns, Fisher Stevens for international broadcasters and producers including the BBC, PBS, Netflix, ARD, the CBC and National Film Board of Canada. More –>
Additional Cinematography: Kelly Creedon, Jenny Nichols, Rachel Lears, and Scott Squire.
Siobhan Dunne was born and raised in New York City, and began her film career as an assistant to the documentarian Frederick Wiseman. Since then, she has edited a variety of film and TV projects, including Joel Fendelman's Needle Through Brick, Deborah Kampmeier's SPLiT and Cindy Kleine's film and immersive installation Dead Girl Vampire Cats. Siobhan edited and co-produced the award-winning documentary Hellfighters, about the struggles of public high school football players in New York City. Hellfighters premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival and went on to screen worldwide, winning numerous awards including Best Documentary at the Urban World Film Festival. In 2000, Siobhan wrote and directed the narrative short STICKY, a coming of age story about teenage girls in Queens, NY. STICKY premiered at the Austin Film Festival and played in festivals around the country. Most recently Siobhan edited Tanaz Eshaghian's The Last Refugees.
Marin Sander Holzman
Story Consultant/additional editing
Marin Sander Holzman edited our documentary How To Lose Your Virginity which came out in 2013. He is a digital media producer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Marin's producer or editorial department credits include: film (The Laramie Project, The Woodsman, Lackawanna Blues, Off the Black, Shadowboxer, Shortbus), television (Dateline, The Today Show, Rattled, Frontline: The Jesus Factor, PBS News Hour, Artstar), documentary (The Laura Flanders Show, The Line, How to Lose Your Virginity, 400 Miles to Freedom, Bi The Way) and new media (Columbia University, Marin Media Lab, Strayer Studios). In 2011 Marin created Marin Media Lab, a new media company dedicated primarily to the contemporary performance community and has made over 50 short form documentaries about performing artists and their work. Learn more –>