Upstairs writer/director Josephine Decker premiered her first two narrative feature films together at the Berlinale Film Festival in 2014. The films were acclaimed for changing “the grammar of narrative” and for dealing with female sexuality in honest, disruptive ways. They were listed #2 and #10 on the New Yorker’s Top Ten List of 2014, won Sarasota Film Festival’s Independent visions Award, Tangerine Entertainment’s prize for a rising female director and screened to acclaim around the world. She worked in documentary for eight years – helping to produce films for A&E and Discovery before going Indie.
Her film work has appeared on Netflix, at Moma, The Museum of the City of New York, SXSW, AFI, London BFI, ICA, Silverdocs, on PBS, and in hundreds of cinemas and festivals around the globe. Her work with renowned Pig Iron Theater Company was the basis for her newest feature, starring Miranda July and Molly Parker.