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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. She is currently the Executive Producer of Milk Street TV and Radio. She is finishing production on her feature-length documentary All Stars: The Changing Face of Drag. 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. 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.

 

CAILEIGH BRAVO
EDITOR
Caileigh Bravo graduated Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in film. She served as a production intern at America’s Test Kitchen in Boston, an editing intern at Parabolic Studios, a post-production sound facility in New York, and at Whitecoat Productions, a video content agency in London. Her interests are vast and definitely show through the short films she has written, directed, and edited. She is currently editing a feature length documentary on drag culture.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KIMBERLY SNOW
SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
Kimberly Snow graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, and recently completed her master’s coursework in Geography with a specialization in Global Sustainability from the same University. Additionally, she is certified in Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S.). For over a decade she has worked in broadcasting as a director and performer for the Connecticut Lottery. She has recently combined her passion for broadcasting and mapping to become the afternoon traffic reporter and producer for iHeartMedia and Total Traffic and Weather Network for the entire state of Connecticut. Kimberly is passionate about effective communications, whether it be on television, radio, or through social media. She is also passionate about issues that affect our environment, and is particularly fascinated by how climate change effects the forest ecosystem. She is currently completing her thesis research, Climate Change and Tree Species Shift: Connecticut’s Conifer Trees.