Sharon Shattuck is a filmmaker and animator. Her directorial debut, From This Day Forward, about growing up with a transgender parent, premiered in 2015 at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and is now in festivals. She is the co-creator of the New York Times Op-Docs series ‘Animated Life,’ which recreates moments of scientific discovery using paper puppets and documentary journalism. Her animations are featured in several award-winning films and shorts, including the Emmy-nominated feature, The City Dark, and The Search For General Tso.  Her short video and animation work has appeared in the New York Times, PBS, Slate, ProPublica, and Radiolab, and she is a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post and the Advocate.  She has degrees in environmental science and journalism.