from this day forward
DIRECTOR: SHARON SHATTUCK
PRODUCER: MARTHA SHANE
FTDF is a moving portrayal of an American family coping with one of the most intimate of transformations. When director Sharon Shattuck’s father came out as transgender and changed her name to Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. Her father’s transition to female was difficult for her straight-identified mother, Marcia, to accept, but her parents stayed together. As the Shattucks reunite to plan Sharon’s wedding, she seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents’ marriage survived the radical changes that threatened to tear them apart.
Sharon Shattuck is a documentary filmmaker, writer and animator. Her first feature, From This Day Forward, about growing up with a transgender parent, premiered at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, is in select theaters spring/summer 2016, and will be on iTunes/Netflix/VOD summer 2016. She has animated several award-winning documentary films and shorts, including the Emmy-nominated feature, The City Dark, which premiered at SXSW and aired on PBS's 2012 POV series, and The Search For General Tso, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and was distributed through IFC/Sundance Selects, and the short film Truck Farm. Her short video and animation work has appeared in the New York Times, PBS, Slate, Vice, ProPublica, and Radiolab. She's a contributing blogger for The Huffington Post and The Advocate, and has degrees in environmental science and journalism.
Martha Shane is a producer and writer, known for After Tiller (2013), From This Day Forward (2015) and Step Up (2006).