Filmmaker Bio

Lisette Marie FlanaryLisette Marie Flanary's credits include producing the 35mm short Homeland in El Salvador, which received a Student Academy Award, and writing and directing her own short film, Kill Kimono, which toured in Asian American film festivals around the country. Flanary, whose mother is from Hawai'i and who spent many summers on the islands while growing up, is a hula dancer and board member for the Hawai'i Cultural Foundation in New York City. After receiving her B.F.A. in film and television from New York University in 1995, she co-founded bluestocking films, inc. She earned her masters degree in creative writing at New York's New School in 2000 and also teaches screenwriting.

Evann SiebensEvann Siebens specializes in making films about dance. A former dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and the Bonn Ballet in Germany, she has filmed dancers such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bill T. Jones and Lucinda Childs. She is also a graduate of New York University and co-founder of bluestocking films, inc. Evann has been the videographer for numerous documentaries on dance including State of Darkness and From the Horses Mouth. Her short films, Pothead and do not call it fixity... have screened at film festivals and on arts networks worldwide. Evann co-directed The Breach, a dance film series for DV Republic, and was commissioned to direct a documentary on the Jose Limon Dance Company in 2000.