Martha Shane


Brooklyn, New York, United States

Martha Shane is an Emmy Award-winning director and producer of documentaries. Her films -- After Tiller, Narrowsburg, The Emoji Story, From This Day Forward, and Bi the Way -- have screened at festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Full Frame, Hot Docs, and the Camden International Film Festival. They have been released by Oscilloscope Laboratories and Utopia Distribution and have screened on Netflix and as part of PBS’s flagship POV series, as well as on many other platforms. Martha also directed two episodes, The Alabama Exit and Anna Delvey Takes Manhattan, of the new HBO Max show Generation Hustle. Named one of DOC NYC’s “40 under 40” in 2019, Martha is also an editor and story consultant whose credits include Not Going Quietly (Greenwich Entertainment, 2021), 11/8/16 (The Orchard, Netflix, 2017), Acorn and the Firestorm (Independent Lens, 2018), and the Emmy-nominated Personal Statement (PBS’s America ReFramed, 2018). Martha studied film at Wesleyan University, where she graduated in 2005.