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Treva Wurmfeld has been working in documentary and television since 2005. Her feature debut Shepard & Dark made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012 and won top awards at the Woodstock, Florida and Cleveland Film Festivals. Shepard & Dark was an official selection and Cannes and Wurmfeld was nominated for the Caméra d’Or. Previously, she produced for the Emmy Award winning A&E series Intervention. In 2008, she wrote, directed and produced the short film Oyster. She began her career as a visual effects assistant on Doug Liman's Mr. & Mrs Smith, and went on to produce the EPK for Liman's Jumper, Fair Game, and Edge of Tomorrow. She received her MFA in Video Art from Hunter College in 2006.
co-authored by Lauren Workstein, a NYC based filmmaker whose film The Strange Ones (co dir. Christopher Radcliff and starring David Call, Tobias Campbell, and Merritt Wever) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and has gone on to screen at over 100 festivals worldwide, including SXSW, Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand, and Tokyo. In addition it has received over 25 awards, including several Oscar-qualifying festival wins. Lauren has also directed the acclaimed short films Cigarette Candy (best short film, SXSW 2010), and Social Butterfly, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. She earned her MFA in film from Columbia University, where she received the Plum Pictures Most Promising Filmmaker Award. Lauren was also recently selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film.