Parasites: A User's Guide

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User Bio

SHARON SHATTUCK is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and television producer. Sharon’s first feature, 'From This Day Forward,' was distributed theatrically by Argot Pictures, broadcast nationally on POV (PBS) in Fall 2016, and is on iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, and SundanceNow. She's the co-creator of the Emmy-nominated New York Times Op Docs series 'Animated Life,' which pairs stringent journalism and paper puppets. 'Animated Life: Seeing The Invisible' won a 2015 CINE Golden Eagle Award, and the series was nominated for a 2015 Creative Arts Emmy. She has designed and animated several award-winning documentary films and shorts, including the Emmy-nominated feature, The City Dark, The Search For General Tso, and Love Between The Covers. Her short video and animation work has appeared in the New York Times, PBS, Slate, Vice, ProPublica, and Radiolab. She's the founder of Sweet Fern Productions LLC, and she currently works as a Senior Producer on National Geographic Explorer. She has degrees in environmental science and journalism. 'Parasites: A User's Guide' was Sharon's graduate thesis film.


User Bio is the co-creator, with Flora Lichtman, of the New York Times Op-Docs series 'Animated Life,' which illustrates historical moments of scientific discovery using stringent journalism and paper puppets. Their short, 'Seeing The Invisible,' won the 2015 CINE Golden Eagle award for Best Nonfiction Narrative Content/Short Animation. Her animations are featured in several award-winning documentary films and shorts, including the Emmy-nominated feature, The City Dark, which aired on PBS’s POV series in 2012, and The Search For General Tso, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014 and was distributed by IFC/Sundance Selects. Her feature film directorial debut, From This Day Forward, a memoir documentary about growing up with a transgender parent, will premiere in 2015. Her short video and animation work has appeared on PBS, Slate, ProPublica, Vice, and Radiolab, and she is a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post and the Advocate. She has degrees in environmental science and journalism.