Shari Berman is an award winning filmmaker, one of Film Fatales’ New York Chapter Leaders, and is a member of The FilmmakeHers. She focuses on making innovative films with strong female characters. Her two features and breakout short have all garnered awards and accolades.
Shari produced, directed, wrote and edited her first feature film – My Life as Abraham Lincoln – receiving rave reviews from The New York Times, Variety, Film Journal International and others.
She is the director and editor of Sugar! which stars Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley and SAG Award Winner Robert Clohessy. At the end of its festival run, Sugar! won over a dozen awards along the way including awards for best director and best feature.
Shari’s breakout short – the 3-D Expressionist film The Trial of Jack - played at over 30 film festivals worldwide.
Shari was also a producer on the feature film The Unspeakable Act, which premiered at Rotterdam and played at BAM.
Shari grew up in the Bronx and currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and dog. In addition to her volunteer work for women filmmaker groups, Shari volunteers at East Rockaway Jr/Sr high school as a choreographer for their school musicals.www.shariberman.com