MAYA FORBES is primarily known for her work as a producer and writer for television shows such as The Larry Sanders Show and The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.
Her directorial debut Infinitely Polar Bear (2014) was based on her experiences growing up with her father who suffered from bipolar disorder.
SOPHIA TAKAL is an actor, producer and director. She formed a company Little Teeth Pictures with her husband.
Her first feature film Green (2011) premiered at SXSW.
LUCY MULLOY was nominated for a Student Academy while a student at NYU for her documentary short This Morning (2005).
Her follow-up narrative fiction feature Una Noche (2012) was set and filmed on location in Cuba.
LUCY PHENIX is known for her social documentary films which spring from her background as a community organizer and teacher.
You Got to Move (1985), a documentary about the grassroots movement for social change in the South, is in the video collection of the MacArthur Foundation which puts it in public libraries throughout the US.
SUJU VIJAYAN has worked as a senior story producer on the infamous series The Bachelor but she has also directed both documentary and fiction television.
Her most recent film The Playback Singer (2013) features Bollywood star Piyush Mishra and was funded in part by a Kickstarter campaign.
SHUNDELL PRASAD is a documentarian and narrative fiction filmmaker. She grew up in New York City where she studied film at NYU and is of Indo-Carribean descent which gives her many different perspectives for the stories she tells.
Her narrative fiction feature Festival of Lights (2010) tells the story of a young woman from NYC going to Guyana to discover the truth about her family’s past.
DENA HYSELL has directed documentary and narrative fiction films. She started out as a producer after studying at Stanford and has served on the board of the non-profit Mobile Film Classroom which teaches kids storytelling and filmmaking skills.
Her directorial debut was a documentary about business people who survived and thrived despite the economic crisis, The Paladins (2012).
ALEXIS O. KORYCINSKI was a participant in the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women.
Her documentary feature Defining Beauty: Ms. Wheelchair America (2011) premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary.
S.J. CLARKSON was named as one of the top 50 powerful women in film and television by The Guardian in 2012.
Despite hailing from England Clarkson directed the pilot of Marvel’s Netflix series Jessica Jones as well as for numerous other American television shows..
TIFFANY SHLAIN has directed numerous documentary shorts and a feature documentary exploring her interest in technology Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology and a TV series exploring the same topic.
Shlain also has been nominated for an Emmy and founded the Webby Awards.