Gwen Schroeder

Video Director + Producer

I tell stories that help people relate to life's complexities.

From creative director for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, producer for TED talks, documentaries for Frontline and much more, I've spent the last 15+ years creating media about issues near and dear to my heart.

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Film • Video • Live Stream

From Burning Man to boardrooms, I'm comfortable documenting a wide range of stories and producing content across all mediums. I started my career in late night comedy, then joined a union for feature film production. From there I transitioned to documentaries with Frontline and produced the TED conference and livestream events for several years. I also served as The Michael J. Fox Foundation's first creative director, a cause that's very important to my family. Today I'm a freelance director / producer and take birth clients. My work has been featured in Harper's Bazaar magazine, won Webby, Emmy and Academy Awards, and more.

YouTube Original / Vox Media Studios: Creators for Change - Production Manager

Michelle Obama and the Girls Opportunity Alliance sit down with YouTube Creators Liza Koshy, Prajakta Koli and Thembe Mahlaba to answer the question “what does it really mean to educate a girl?” Each creator travels to a different country to visit a grassroots organization working to improve the lives of girls in their community.

TED : Small Thing Big Idea - Producer

This original TED series celebrates the lasting genius of everyday objects so perfectly designed that they changed the world around them.

TED : Small Thing Big Idea - Producer

This original TED series celebrates the lasting genius of everyday objects so perfectly designed that they changed the world around them.

Re:Birth : Birth Stories - Cinematographer / Editor

TED Conferences - Post Production Manager

TED Conferences - Post Production Manager

The Michael J. Fox Foundation - Creative Director

The Michael J. Fox Foundation - Creative Director

ETSY - Associate Producer

Frontline / PBS - Associate Producer

Frontline / PBS - Associate Producer

About

I'm Gwen, a NYC-based storyteller with over fifteen years of experience in making Academy Award–winning feature films, critically hailed documentary television, and viral online video. After working as Post Production Manager and Producer for TED and Associate Producer for Frontline films, I founded Re:Birth to tell stories near and dear to my heart, and to work at a pace that's best for my family. In 2019, I completed Ancient Song Doula Services course to provide full spectrum doula support to all clients, including pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care. I am also trained by DONA in postpartum doula work, with certification coming soon. Addressing the maternal health crisis via storytelling is also a passion.

I hold a bachelor's in TV, Film, a master's in Humanitarian Action, a graduate certificate in environmental and occupational health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; I believe in evidence-based care and know where to find the most up-to-date information to support you. In honor of my father, I'm also a marathon runner for Team Fox and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. I also worked as the Foundation’s first Creative Director.

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