SHARON SHATTUCK is a filmmaker and animator. She's the co-founder of Sweet Fern Productions, and the co-creator of the New York Times Op-Docs series 'Animated Life,' which illustrates historical moments of scientific discovery using stringent journalism and paper puppets. 'Animated Life: Seeing The Invisible,' about the world of microbes, won the 2015 CINE Golden Eagle award for Best Nonfiction Narrative Content/Short Animation. Her animations are featured in several award-winning documentary films and shorts, including the Emmy-nominated feature, THE CITY DARK (2011), which aired on PBS’s POV series, and THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO (2014), which was distributed by IFC/Sundance Selects. Her feature documentary debut, FROM THIS DAY FORWARD (2015), a memoir about growing up with a transgender parent, had its world premiere at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and its international premiere at Hot Docs, and is in festivals now. Her short video and animation work has appeared on Radiolab, PBS, Slate, Vox, ProPublica, and Vice, and she is a contributing blogger to the Huffington Post and the Advocate. Prior to working in film, Sharon volunteered with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute on Panama’s Barro Colorado Island, and worked at the Field Museum in Chicago as a botanical research assistant. She has degrees in environmental science and journalism.