Meet the Crew

Martha Shane (director) is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker and editor. From 2006 to 2008, she co-directed, produced, and co-edited the feature documentary Bi the Way, which had its premiere at the SXSW film festival in 2008 and debuted on MTV’s LOGO channel this summer. The film, which investigated the latest scientific reports and social opinions on bisexuality and followed five young Americans as they experimented with and explored their sexuality, received the Alternative Spirit Grand Prize at the 2008 Rhode Island International Film Festival and was distributed internationally. Most recently, Martha edited and photographed a documentary about the evolution of healthcare in post-Katrina New Orleans, which focused on a medical-student-run health clinic called Fleur de Vie at Covenant House. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, the film investigates New Orleans’ new community healthcare centers as a model for the future of healthcare in America. Martha enjoys volunteering on behalf of the marriage equality movement in New York, and in 2008, she volunteered as a Deputy Field Organizer for the Obama presidential campaign. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2005 with a BA in Film Studies.

Lana Wilson (director) is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker, film curator, and book editor. Since 2006, she has handled film programming and publications for  a New York-based art festival. From 2008-2010, she was the programmer and moderator for the Furman Film Series, which presented sneak previews of the best new independent, arthouse, and foreign films, followed by discussions with filmmakers and critics. She has curated and presented film programs for Anthology Film Archives (New York), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna), and outdoors on the High Line park (New York), among other venues. She is currently editing two books about postmodern dance innovator Elaine Summers. Lana also actively volunteers for progressive causes, with a particular interest in reproductive rights. In 2008, she volunteered as a Deputy Field Organizer for the Obama presidential campaign, and while attending college, she was a patient escort for women seeking abortions at the Summit Women’s Clinic in Bridgeport, CT. She holds a BA in Film Studies and Dance from Wesleyan University, where she graduated with honors.

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