Beth Miranda Botshon is a director, producer and media activist. Passionate about bringing compelling untold stories into the fold, she has spent the past 10 years developing, producing and delivering original non-fiction programs that uplift, challenge and entertain.
She is currently in development of The Queens of Queens, a feature documentary about cross-dressing Latino immigrants who lead double lives in New York City. She’s also working as a field producer on Firmes, a feature documentary about a group of tight-knit Mexican Low Riders on the East Coast.
Beth worked as a field producer on various segments of Mariachi High, a documentary for Latino Public Broadcasting which captures a year in the life of a Texas High School Mariachi band. The film is currently airing on PBS in its 2012 Summer Arts Series.
She recently completed production on the docu-reality web series, High Drama: The Wizard of Oz for the WB, as well as a pilot about New York City’s Illegal Dumping Task Force for Discovery’s Planet Green. She also produced Odd Ones Out, a Rainlake film for Granada International that follows the lives of four transgender teens over four years. Odd Ones Out is currently on cable in Europe and is distributed nationally by Cinema Guild.
Beth made her directorial debut in 2003 with Keep the Change, a short documentary portrait of a Mexican deliveryman working in Manhattan. The film received an Honorable Mention from the Media that Matters Film Festival and aired on the award-winning network NYCTV in the series Backdrop NYC.
Following Keep the Change, she completed Other People’s Children, a short documentary that sheds light on the challenges immigrant women face working as nannies in New York City, which premiered as part of Anthology Film Archives’ New Director Series and is distributed by Passion River Films.
In addition to creating original non-fiction content for broadcast, web and live events, Beth has worked as a visiting professor at Hunter College, SUNY Old Westbury, and La Universidad Mesoamericana, and has produced special interest and advocacy videos for non-profit organizations including Volunteers of America, New York City’s Child Protective Services, The Empire State Pride Agenda and The Amadou Diallo Foundation among others.