Therese Shechter

producer/writer/director

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) and curates The V-Card Diaries, a crowd-sourced online companion to that documentary, which was exhibited at The Kinsey Institute’s Juried Art Show in 2013 (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. In her spare time she is a co-host of the podcast Downton Gabby, a funny feminist commentary about media by and about women. More –>

Iris Ng

cinematographer

 Photo by Michael Barker

Photo by Michael Barker

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 Stories We Tell directed by Sarah Polley (Best Canadian Film - Toronto Film Critics Association, Best Documentary - Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Best Non-Fiction Film - New York Film Critics Circle), 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, Scott Squire

Marin Sander-Holzman

Story Consultant/Editor

Marin Sander-Holzman 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. Marin Media Lab has made over 50 short form documentaries about performing artists and their work. Marin Media Lab has worked with Mount Tremper Arts, The Watermill Center, Abrons Arts Center, Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse, France), Centre National de la Danse (Paris), Les Subsistance (Lyon, France) and has been in partnership with the AMERICAN REALNESS festival in New York City for the past six years. Learn more –>


 

 

The Squad!

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Research and Writing:
Gillian Kleiman

Social Media:
Mandi Kreisher
Eryn Johnson

Transcription and research: 
Theresa Gallo
Theresa Goba

Production Assistants: 
Joshua Augustin
Diana costin
Giovanna Ferri
Jayme Mendez
Michelle Milner
Becky Jewell
Adrien Lesser
Jordan Pines
Sara Schmidt
Arnisha Thomas


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Production Assistant BamBam guards the camera gear

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George, International Correspondent

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Emma

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Luke

 Violet

Violet

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Tinder Fiddles