Irene Taylor Brodsky is an Oscar-nominated (“The Final Inch”), Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker. Moonlight Sonata is her second documentary memoir, following Hear and Now, her first feature film which won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award in 2007 and a Peabody.
Her most recent feature documentary, Beware the Slenderman, was nominated for a 2018 Emmy, received two Critics’ Choice Award nominations for Best Director and Best Documentary, and premiered on HBO. Also in 2018, for The New York Times Op-Docs she published Between Sound and Silence, and her current short film, Homeless: The Soundtrack premiered at Tribeca where it won Special Jury Mention.
Irene’s other award-winning films include Open Your Eyes (2015), One Last Hug: Three Days at Grief Camp (2014), Saving Pelican 895 (2011), and The Final Inch (2009). Irene has worked as a news journalist, a Himalayan mountain guide, made numerous television documentaries and recently founded The Treehouse Project, a nonprofit dedicated to greater accessibility of documentary film to blind and deaf audiences.
She is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and lives in Portland, Oregon.