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STEPHANIE STENDER
CREATIVE DIRECTOR/FOUNDER
Stephanie Stender is an award-winning director, producer, and screenwriter. Her works have been screened at film festivals around the world, from Australia to the UK, at such prestigious independent theaters as the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, and on television – from PBS to the WB. Still Right Here, the music video she directed and produced for Melissa Ferrick, premiered on the front page of The Huffington Post and won Fan Favorite and Best Pro Pop/Rock Video at the Right Out TV Music Video Awards. Stephanie graduated from Hollins University at the top of her class with a B.A. in Film and Photography and English with a concentration in creative writing. In 2007, she received her M.F.A. in Film Production from Boston University. Since then, she has directed numerous narrative films, commercials, and music videos, as well as documentaries including Bingo Nation which premiered at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Her works, both on the page and on the screen, are characterized by a stirring blend of dark humor and breathtaking visuals, with a focus on women and queer issues. In 2001, she founded Doorstop Productions, an all-women’s film production company, with five fellow female filmmakers. Doorstop’s intrinsic purpose is to allow women interested in directing, writing, and producing films a creative, safe, and nurturing environment to do so. Throughout her career, Stephanie has worked on various Emmy award recognized shows, from WordGirl to Antiques Roadshow, and was nominated three times as the Co-Executive Producer of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country and was Executive Producer of Milk Street TV and Radio for two years. She is finishing production on her feature-length documentary All Stars: The Changing Face of Drag and is the Senior Producer of Dark Igloo in Williamsburg. A member of the Alliance of Women Directors, she was selected as a 2014 TV shadowing candidate, where she was mentored by award-winning director Gail Mancuso, and is currently a 2018 participant of the AWD Industry Support Program. She was also selected as an Emerging Filmmaker Fellow by the Smithsonian and NEH for the 2017 History Film Forum.

ANNIE WILSON
PRODUCER
Annie Wilson is a Boston-based producer and concert photographer. She graduated from Colby College with a BA in English Literature and a minor in Japanese.  Pushing the boundaries of Colby’s documentary filmmaking class, Annie, along with two of her bold classmates, filmed the short documentary “Sex Positive,” about feminist pornographer and world-class oboist Bobbi Starr.  Currently, Annie is producing a feature-length documentary on drag culture, a comedic web series starring ImprovBoston cast members, and a Méliès-style short film featuring mermaids.  Annie has also photographed numerous concerts from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts to Metric and interviewed bands from Paramore to the Used.

 

MARGUERITE LAMOREY
INTERN
Marguerite Lamorey currently attends Eugene Lang at The New School, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Screen/Film Studies with a minor in Film Production. She is a military veteran, after spent 5 years in the Navy. Her love of film started in high school, when she directed and produced 4 short films throughout her senior year, as has continued to document her life through videos since then, teaching herself about editing and videography. With a passion for cinematography, Marguerite hopes to become a DP.