Therese Shechter

Filmmaker

Biography

Therese Shechter is a filmmaker, writer and multi-media storyteller based in Brooklyn. Her work fuses humor, personal narrative and grassroots activism, most recently as the writer and director of the documentary “How To Lose Your Virginity.” She also curates the interactive crowd-sourced story collection The V-Card Diaries, which was recently exhibited at the legendary Kinsey Institute. This project, as well as The Experience Engine, were created through PBS’s POV Hackathon, which challenges teams of documentary filmmakers and developers to create interactive storytelling projects in one weekend.

Therese‘s films are in the collections of over 300 universities, organizations and libraries around the world, and her work has been covered by The Atlantic, Salon, Elle, Jezebel, The Guardian and the Jakarta Globe, among others.