Ms. Scheider Co-directed and Co-produced her latest film, “In My Hands – A Story of Marfan syndrome.” It was selected for The Hamptons International Film Festival, The 2010 Arts & Sciences film festivals in New York and DC., as well as Commfest in Toronto.Rosie O’Donnell recently wrote, “I loved it.
and well, Ann Reinking …
just pure grace. A beautiful film from start to finish; it both inspires and informs.” The film recently won a CINE Golden Eagle – Special Jury Award.
Ms. Scheider was Producer and Co-director of “Is it really me?”, a documentary on young women coming of age. That film was selected for the Avignon Film Festival, the Hamptons International Film Festival, The River Run Festival, the Santa Fe Film Festival, and the 2005 Durango Film Festival where it won a Jury Commendation for Documentaries. It was also awarded a CINE Golden Eagle Award.
She also wrote and produced the award-winning documentary, “I Know a Song,” on her mother’s journey with Alzheimer’s Disease which aired internationally, on PBS and the Learning Channel. At the American Film & Video Festival it won first prize in geriatrics from The American Journal of Nursing.
Ms. Scheider is also a watercolor painter living in Sag Harbor, New York. She is a co-founder of the Hayground School, a progressive, multicultural elementary school in Bridgehampton, NY. Brenda was married to actor Roy Scheider for 20 years until his death in 2008.
Tony Award winning choreographer Ann Reinking guiding twins Cami & Cailin.