Martha Shane is an Emmy-award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her directorial debut After Tiller premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim. The film won the Emmy for Best Documentary, the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights, and was named Best Documentary at the Sarasota Film Festival, while also receiving nominations for the Best Documentary Independent Spirit Award and four Cinema Eye Honors. Theatrically released by Oscilloscope Laboratories, After Tiller was broadcast on the renowned PBS documentary series POV. Most recently, Shane produced and co-wrote the award-winning documentary From This Day Forward, which will be theatrically released by Argot Pictures in 2016 and broadcast in the US, Israel, and Sweden. Previously, Shane produced and co-directed the feature documentary Bi the Way, which had its premiere at the SXSW film festival in 2008, won the Alternative Spirit Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and was broadcast on MTV’s LOGO channel. Shane is currently directing a new feature documentary, slated for completion in 2016.
Emmy-winning filmmaker Lana Wilson is a writer, director, and producer based in New York. Her first film, After Tiller, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013, and went on to be released in theaters in 50 cities by Oscilloscope Laboratories. After Tiller was nationally broadcast on the acclaimed PBS documentary series POV, and won the 2015 Emmy Award for Best Documentary. The film was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, four Cinema Eye Honors, a Satellite Award, and the Ridenhour Prize. It was named one of the five best documentaries of the year by the National Board of Review, and featured in “Best of 2013” lists in the LA Times, Village Voice, Indiewire, Artforum, and more. Wilson’s second film, Last Call, tells the story of a remarkable Zen priest combating the suicide problem in Japan, and is currently in post-production. Last Call is being supported by Candescent Films, the Bertha Foundation, the Tribeca Film Institute, and NYSCA, among others. Wilson also recently wrote an episode of the forthcoming National Geographic miniseries Story of Vice. She was previously the Film and Dance Curator at Performa, the New York biennial of new visual art performance, and holds a BA in Film Studies and Dance from Wesleyan University.