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who is she?

Tara Sheffer is a Southern filmmaker from Little Rock, Arkansas, living in New York City. She is committed to telling stories with strong and complicated women with agency. She graduated from Bard College with a double major in film and literature, making films and writing about Jane Austen. She has worked as an associate producer of development pitching unscripted shows, a true crime researcher, Scott Rudin’s assistant, and most recently and fondly as company coordinator at the Department of Motion Pictures, formally known as Court 13. There she coordinated films like Reinaldo Marcus Green’s MONSTERS AND MEN, The Ross Brother’s CONTEMPORARY COLOR, and Benh Zeitlin’s WENDY.

Tara is now an MFA candidate and Tisch Scholar at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Institute of Film & Television Graduate Film and the recipient of the Sara Driver Production Award. She was also invited to pitch a feature she is producing at the Women at Sundance Strategy Intensive in New York City.

Tara also just formed a small creative production company called Boop Slate Films with her producing partner, Bianca Di Marco. They are a dream team, you should check out their website at

Awards and Nominations

Nominated: Best Director at the Little Rock Film Festival in 2014 for her short 13 Pieces of the Universe in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Winner: Best Film and Gold Award at the Eureka Springs Film Festival in 2015, for her short 13 Pieces of the Universe in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Winner: Best Short at the Offshoot Film Festival in 2015 for her short 13 Pieces of the Universe in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Accelerated Reader Award 8 months in a row in 8th grade at Pulaski Heights Middle School in Little Rock, Arkansas.