Director Sharon Shattuck is the co-creator of the New York Times Op-Docs series 'Animated Life,' which illustrates historical moments of scientific discovery using stringent journalism and paper puppets. 'Animated Life: Seeing The Invisible,' won the 2015 CINE Golden Eagle award for Best Nonfiction Narrative Content/Short Animation. Her animations are featured in several award-winning documentary films and shorts, including the Emmy-nominated feature, 'The City Dark,' which aired on PBS’s POV series in 2012, and 'The Search For General Tso,' which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014 and was distributed by IFC/Sundance Selects. Her feature film directorial debut, From This Day Forward, a memoir documentary about growing up with a transgender parent, premiered in 2015 at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and went on to screen in festivals internationally. Her short video and animation work has appeared on PBS, Slate, ProPublica, Vice, and Radiolab, and she is a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post and the Advocate. She has degrees in environmental science and journalism. 'Parasites: A User's Guide' was Sharon's graduate thesis film.