Martha Shane (Co-director/Co-producer) is an award-winning, Brooklyn-based filmmaker. She co-directed, produced and co-edited the feature documentary Bi the Way, which had its premiere at the SXSW film festival in 2008 and debuted on MTV’s LOGOTV channel in 2009. She has worked as a freelance editor, producer and cinematographer. After Tiller is her second feature documentary. At present, Shane is directing a new untitled documentary, currently in production, and producing the documentary Where the Marsh Meets the Lake. Shane graduated from Wesleyan University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in film studies.
Lana Wilson (Co-director/Co-producer) is an award-winning Brooklyn-based filmmaker. After Tiller is her feature documentary debut. Wilson is now directing her second film, Last Call, which looks at a handful of Buddhist priests combating the suicide epidemic that hit Japan after the economic downfall in 1997 and considers how their work might serve as a model for dealing with the rising global suicide rate today. She was previously the film and dance curator for Performa, the New York biennial of new visual art performance, where she produced performances by filmmakers, choreographers and artists and curated thematic film retrospectives. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in film studies and dance from Wesleyan University.