Gwen Laura Schroeder
Creative Director / VR Creator / Documentary filmmaker
Hi! I'm a NYC-based storyteller with 15 years of experience in creating Academy Award–winning feature films, critically hailed documentary television, and viral online video. These days, I lead the creative team at The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Prior to this role, I worked as a Producer for TED and Associate Producer for PBS / Frontline films. I also founded two complementary endeavors: JOIA PICTURES to produce documentary content in film, video and VR; along with CAPTURED to help families tell their own personal stories from birth and beyond. My birth photography has been featured in Harper's Bazaar.
With a bachelor's in TV, Film, and a master's in Humanitarian Action, I'm currently studying environmental and occupational health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In honor my father's fight with Parkinson's disease, I'm also a Team Fox athlete and fundraiser.