MICHELE JOSUE headed to Los Angeles after graduating from Emerson College and started working as an editor and in the Art department of several features.
Her debut feature film Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2014) is a documentary about the tragic death of her friend Matthew Shepard.
LEIGH JANIAK co-wrote her first feature Honeymoon (2014) with her friend Phil Graziadei and it premiered at SXSW. Producer Patrick Baker had hired Janiak to work for the production company he was helming and two years later read the script and signed on to produce.
Janiak has gone on to direct for television and is attached to direct a remake of The Craft.
LAURA DERN is of course well known as an actor but she has also had a turn at directing a few short segments for television.
Laura Dern was a director on the Lifetime series Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013), five stories surrounding mental illness all directed by women. The series was a follow-up to the series Five of stories about women and breast cancer also all directed by women.
ALISON EASTWOOD has followed in her father’s footsteps (Clint Eastwood) and directed films.
Eastwood began studying acting and then moved into directing with her first feature film Rails and Ties (2007).
RICKI STERN and ANNIE SUNDBERG met while students at Dartmouth and have since gone on to direct several documentaries together, a reality series following Anna Wintour’s and Diane Von Furstenberg’s Fashion Fund competition and have formed a company, Break Thru Films.
Their documentary The Trials of Daryl Hunt (2006) was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Their latest endeavor Marathon: The Patriots’ Day Bombing is part of the HBO slate of films announced for this year.
ANNIE SUNDBERG on IMDb
(Documentary) (producer – as Annie Sundberg)
Family Plots (TV Series) (series producer – 16 episodes, 2004) (producer – 7 episodes, 2004)
– Movin’ On
(2004) … (producer) / (series producer)
LACEY SCHWARTZ studied law at Harvard. She directed the documentary Little White Lie (2014) which was screened as a part of the PBS series Independent Lens.
She has also worked as a producer.
JESSICA BENDINGER wrote and produced the film Bring it On (2000).
Bendinger worked as a writer and creative consultant before directing the feature film Stick It (2006) for Disney.
BEEBAN KIDRON began as a filmmaker in London where she directed the mini-series of Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges are not the Only Fruit (1990) for the BBC. She also started Film Club, an after-school program for kids in England and Whales.
She moved to Hollywood to direct Used People (1992) with Shirley MacLaine and directs both narrative fiction and documentary.
LAUREN GREENFIELD is a photographer and artist as well as a filmmaker. She has been nominated for a DGA award for Best Director in the documentary realm and for commercials.
Greenfield received the Sundance Directing Award for her film The Queen of Versailles in 2012.