Greta Schiller, Director

Greta Schiller is an award-winning independent producer/director of documentary films and the co-founder of Jezebel Productions, a women’s nonprofit production company since 1985. Over the first three decades of her career, her work focused on unearthing lost histories of marginalized groups and writing their experiences into the cultural narrative. For her films Before Stonewall, International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Tiny & Ruby: Hell Divin’ Women, Paris Was a Woman, and The Man Who Drove with Mandela, among others, she has received two Emmy Awards, the first US/UK Fulbright Arts Fellowship in Film, Audience Awards for Best Film at numerous festivals from Berlin to Paris to Seattle, and artist grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and New York Foundation for the Arts.

With these classic documentary films now screening in retrospectives around the world, Greta has turned her attention to films about science, society and the environment. She produced No Dinosaurs in Heaven, an essay film about Creationists earning science degrees in order to sneak the teaching of religion into American public schools, and The Marion Lake Story, which follows the largest community-run ecological restoration project in New York State. Her current film in post- production, The Land of Azaba, supported in part by a Global Fulbright Award, is intended for theatrical release and tells a tale of epic proportions set in an ecological reserve on the Spanish/Portuguese border. Greta is based in NYC and holds dual UK/USA citizenship.

Watch Greta Schiller discuss her film Before Stonewall at the Teddy Awards of the Berlin Film Festival, 2016.

Master Class

Greta Schiller is available to offer Master Classes on her award-winning films and her independent filmmaking career spanning four decades. She can also give talks on such subjects as:

- Documentary Film Production from Soup to Nuts
- The Art of the Interview
- Social Issue Documentary: Making Films that Make a Difference

Just a few of the many places she has presented Master Classes:

Oberlin College, New York University, The City College of New York, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University of Alabama, the National Film and Television School of Great Britain, the Maine Media Workshops, and the Film and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC/Barcelona).

For more information, contact Greta at