“Sturm's fresh vision is a welcome relief from the world of commercial film and video” - Amy Villarejo
— DVD Review: MP: An Online Feminist
Marjorie Sturm is an award-winning filmmaker whose films span a broad perspective: narrative, documentary, and experimental. She was a cinematographer and Bay Area media wrangler for the 99% Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film that had its' premiere at Sundance in 2013. She received the Grand Festival Award at the Berkeley Video and Film Festival for her short narrative "Smoke the Pipe Dream." Her seven films are distributed internationally by Pax Recordings. Sturm creates social activism videos for the non-profit Consumers Union. Previously, she worked many years as a social worker with the mentally ill homeless. Sturm has traveled extensively, living for periods in Mexico, Nepal, India, and Israel in order to study poetry, music, and comparative religion. Sturm received her BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and her MFA in Cinema from San Francisco State University. She is the younger sibling of the graphic novelist James Sturm and the painter/photographer Ilona Sturm. Sturm lives in San Francisco with composer Ernesto Diaz-Infante and their two children.
[bio courtesy of the filmmaker]