Camille Gladney Schmoutz is passionate about the transformative power of cinematic storytelling. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in 2015 and wrote plays and librettos before making her filmmaking debut in 2018 with her LGBT themed short ‘Gloria’, followed by her solo directing debut in 2019 with sophomore short 'St. Esther Day'. Gloria won a number of awards on the festival circuit, including Best Narrative Short (Translations Seattle Film Festival 2019), Best US Comedy (North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2019) and a Founders' Circle award (Louisiana Film Prize 2018). St. Esther Day is currently submitted to several upcoming festivals. Camille hopes to create one more short in 2020 before turning her eye to feature length narratives.