Therese Shechter

Therese Shechter

Trixie Films

Full Bio
Therese Shechter is a filmmaker who uses humor-spiked, personal narrative to make award-winning documentaries including I WAS A TEENAGE FEMINIST and HOW I LEARNED TO SPEAK TURKISH. She is currently working on the documentary HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY about our national obsession with virginity, and writes about virginity and feminism for her blog THE AMERICAN VIRGIN.

After 10 years as a Chicago Tribune graphics editor, she gave it all up to work for Robert DeNiro's Tribeca Productions in New York, before going out on her own. She's won coveted spots in the Doc Lab Master Class (Toronto Hot Docs 2008 Festival) and was one of 5 filmmakers selected for the Paley DocFest 2009 Pitch Workshop. Therese has worked at Sundance through 7 festivals, where she has been inspired by countless independent filmmakers.

Professional Credits
Director and Writer How To Lose Your Virginity (WIP) Documentary

Director and Writer I Was A Teenage Feminist 2005 Documentary

Director and Writer How I Learned to Speak Turkish 2005 Documentary Short

Creator Womanly Perfection 2004 Animated Short

Post Assistant Rocky and Bullwinkle 2000 Narrative Feature
Content Types
Documentary
Occupations
Director, Producer, Writer
Business Types
Production Company
Countries Worked In
Turkey
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