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documentary Film

Selected Filmography

Director, producer and writer through Trixie Films

  • My So-Called Selfish Life
    documentary feature, currently in production

  • How To Lose Your Virginity
    documentary feature, 2013, premiered at DOCNYC

  • I Was A Teenage Feminist
    documentary feature, 2005, winner audience award, NCJW; special mention, Karachi Film Festival

  • How I Learned to Speak Turkish
    documentary short, 2006, winner jury prize Atlanta Film Festival

  • Vinnie: I Break For Cycles, documentary short, 2015, premiered at The Unmentionable Film Festival, NY

  • #SlutWalkNYC
    documentary short, 2013, premiered at Hampton's Film Festival

  • The End
    narrative short, 2010, with Brooklyn FilmShop

  • Womanly Perfection
    animated short, 2003

Go to full films and trailers

Interactive Storytelling

The V-Card Diaries and The Experience Engine:
Crowd-sourced interactive storytelling projects developed at POV Hackathons #2 and #3 in 2013. A companion to the documentary How To Lose Your VirginityGo to Interactive Media

Speaking at Workshops/Presentations/Panels

Frequent speaker and facilitator of conversations on feminism, sexuality, filmmaking and personal storytelling, hosted by MIT, RISD, Yale, Duke, Harvard, NYU, Penn State, Ohio University and Planned Parenthood among many others. Go to Presentations and Workshops


Part of the three-woman podcasting team Damsels in Discussion, whose most popular series is Downton Gabby, a 'funny, feminist and foul-mouthed' weekly dish on the world-wide TV phenomenon Downton Abbey. Currently, the podcast focuses on women (and women's stories) in popular culture, from film to television to books.

Other Film-Related Projects

  • Reproductive Justice Walking Tour (2014) Created a promotional film for Words for Choice

  • PBS Active Voice: The Islam Project (2002)
    Event Co-ordinator, The Islam Project Braintrust Meeting

  • Questioning Faith (HBO Documentary, Dir. Macky Alston, 2001)
    Music and archival footage rights clearance, research, grant writing

  • Sundance Film Festival (2001 - 2007)
    Volunteer, Filmmaker Lodge

  • converge@tribeca (2000)
    Event Coordinator for 2-day multi-media conference, programming of 4 screenings of online films and interactive web site

  • Tribeca Productions (1999-2000)
    Executive Assistant to Jane Rosenthal, script coverage, travel coordination, accounting for film producer

  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (Universal Pictures, 1999)
    Post-Production Coordinator for Editors, VFX Producer, Director, and Post Production Supervisor




Awards from the New York Art Directors Club, Society of Publication Designers, Society for News Design, Toronto Art Directors Club, Chicago Headline Club's Lisagor Awards.

2000 - Present: Freelance Art Direction and Visual Journalism
Publications include The New York Times, Newsweek, Fortune, The Ad Council, as well as non-profit arts organizations and corporate clients. 
Go to Design Portfolio

1990 - 1999: Chicago Tribune, Associate Graphics and Design Director
Over 10 years, led a staff of 17 art directors, led a staff of 8 graphic artists, design of Page One, Special Projects art director, and visual direction for two Pulitzer-Prize-winning projects.

1988-1990: The Financial Times of Canada, Design Director

1984-1988: The Toronto Star, Art Director 


Published in the Chicago Tribune, Talking Points Memo, Women & Hollywood (IndieWire), The Independent and others. Go to selected writing


Coverage by The Atlantic, Salon, ElleForbesThe GuardianFeministingQ and The Jakarta Globe, among others. Go to selected articles about Therese

Professional Development

ITP Camp, 2014, 2015, 2016: 
New York University, Interactive Telecommunications Program 'summer camp' A month-long program of workshops on new media, creative computing, hands-on maker sessions

Working Films/Fledgling Fund: 
Reel Change Audience Engagement Workshop, 2012, Washington, DC

IFP Independent Film Week:
Selected for Spotlight on Documentaries, 2011, New York

Hot Docs International Film Festival: 
Master Class Documentary Lab, 2008, Toronto


SUNY Empire State College, BA, Cultural Studies, New York NY

Columbia College, Dept of Film & Video, Chicago, IL

OCAD University,  Dept of Communications & Design, Toronto, Canada