SHARON SHATTUCK (Director, Producer and Co-writer) is an Emmy-nominated documentary film director, producer, and animator. She’s the Co-creator of the New York Times series ANIMATED LIFE, which tells stories of scientific discovery using stringent journalism and paper puppets. The series was nominated for a 2016 Creative Arts Emmy. ANIMATED LIFE: SEEING THE INVISIBLE won a 2015 Cine Golden Eagle award. She has animated several award-winning films, including the Emmy-nominated feature, THE CITY DARK, which aired on PBS’ POV series in 2012, THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO, distributed by IFC/Sundance Selects in 2015, LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS, and the short film TRUCK FARM. She is the founder of Sweet Fern Productions, where she hones her science storytelling skills. Her video and animation work has appeared in the New York Times, PBS, Slate, ProPublica, and Radiolab, and she has degrees in environmental science and journalism. FROM THIS DAY FORWARD is Sharon’s feature-length debut, and will air on PBS’ POV series nationwide on October 10, 2016.

MARTHA SHANE (Producer and Co-writer) is an Emmy-award-winning documentary film director, producer, and editor. 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. Previously, Shane produced and co-directed the feature documentary BI THE WAY, which had its premiere at the SXSW film festival in 2008 and was broadcast on MTV’s LOGO channel. Shane is currently directing one feature documentary and editing another, both slated for completion in 2016.

FREDERICK SHANAHAN (Editor and Co-writer) is a freelance film editor based in New York City. He has worked on several award-winning documentaries, including the Emmy-nominated feature, THE CITY DARK, which aired on PBS as part of the POV series in 2012, THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and was part of the IFC Sundance Selects in 2014, and THE BIRTH OF SAKÉ, which was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. He also worked on the Netflix original documentary series COOKED, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2016. He graduated from the Boston University College of Communication, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in Film and Television.

IAN CHENEY (Co-Producer) is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker. His films and collaborations include KING CORN (2007), THE GREENING OF SOUTHIE (2008), BIG RIVER (2009), TRUCK FARM (2010), THE CITY DARK (2011), THE MELUNGEONS (2012), THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO (2015), a Sundance Selects release which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and hit theaters in 50 cities, and most recently, BLUESPACE (2015). His films have been broadcast on numerous outlets around the globe include PBS’ POV, PBS’ Independent Lens, the Sundance Channel and Discovery Planet Green. The founder of the documentary production company Wicked Delicate Films, Ian received bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Yale University and is a native of New England. He recently finished a Knight Science Journalism fellowship at MIT.


Directed by Sharon Shattuck
Produced by Martha Shane and Sharon Shattuck
Executive Produced by Artemis Rising Foundation and Fork Films
Edited by Frederick Shanahan
Co-Produced by Ian Cheney
Associate Producers Brooke Brewer and Margaret Brunyansky
Written by Frederick Shanahan, Martha Shane and Sharon Shattuck
Music by Christian Bathgate
Director of Photography Sharon Shattuck
Re-recording Mixer Peter Levin
Dialog Editor Barbara Parks
Sound Effects Editor William Hsieh
Online Editor Chris Kenny
DI Supervisors Miles Gerety & Pierce Varous
Colorist Aharon Rothschild
Motion Graphics by Sharon Shattuck
Story Researcher Lily Spottiswoode
Additional Music by Zack Martin and Nathan Michel
Additional Camera by Jonathan Eaves, Alexandra Nikolchev, Trisha Shattuck and Matthew Von Dayton
Assistant Editor Alexis Rosner


Artemis Rising Foundation
Fork Films
Independent Filmmaker Project
Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program
Sundance Institute Arcus Foundation Fund
Chicken & Egg Pictures
Frameline Completion Fund
The Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
Good Pitch

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