Film phase: Completed
When filmmaker Sharon Shattuck’s dad came out as transgender and changed her name to Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. Her father’s transition was difficult for her straight-identified mother to accept, but they decided not to divorce. Committed to staying together as a family, they began a balancing act that would prove even more challenging than expected. As the family reunites to plan Sharon’s wedding, she asks how her parents’ love survived against all odds.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Sharon Shattuck is a filmmaker and animator. She is the co-creator of the New York Times Op Docs series ‘Animated Life,’ which illustrates historical moments of scientific discovery using stringent journalism and paper puppets. Her animations are featured in several award-winning documentary films and shorts, including the Emmy-nominated feature, The City Dark, which aired on POV in 2012, and The Search For General Tso, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Her short video work has appeared on PBS, Slate, ProPublica, KQED, and Radiolab, and she is a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post and The Advocate. She has degrees in environmental science and journalism.