Martha Shane
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Martha Shane is an Emmy-award-winning documentary filmmaker. 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.

Most recently, Shane produced and co-wrote the award-winning documentary From This Day Forward, which will be theatrically released by Argot Pictures in 2016 and broadcast in the US, Israel, and Sweden. Previously, Shane produced and co-directed the feature documentary Bi the Way, which had its premiere at the SXSW film festival in 2008, won the Alternative Spirit Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and was broadcast on MTV’s LOGO channel. Shane is currently directing a new feature documentary, slated for completion in 2016, and is working as a producer and editor on additional projects.




  • After Tiller (Trailer)