52nd Humboldt Int’l Film Fest
Tawny is happy to be serving the festival in this capacity, as her own formation as a filmmaker began at Humboldt State, from which she graduated in 2004. While there she worked each year on the festival and completed the 16mm films: Lost Almost and Annie & Mary; Reflections on the Railroad (co-made with Eric Minella). In the 15 years since graduating, she has continued to study and work in film and media around the globe. She’s managed cinemas in New York, worked both on set and in post on many productions, house managed for The Mill Valley Film Festival, and worked in Artist Relations (2015-2016) at The Sundance Film Festival. This August she will finish her MFA in Film Production from Concordia University in Montreal. Her 2012 film, Girls
Who Smoke, played in 20 festivals around the US, Canada and Europe. She is currently completing the short narrative, Natasha & Sam, and is in production on a documentary feature titled, A Member of the Precariat. This past summer Tawny returned to live in Humboldt County and is co-founding (along with Maria Matteoli, Cassandra Hesseltine, and Laura
Montagna) a female-centric production company, as well as a women-in-film entity for the north coast.