My Dad, Stephanie
In 2013, before most people understood what it meant to be transgender, my 71-year-old dad, Phil, suddenly revealed to our family that she is transgender, and her name is Stephanie, a secret she had kept hidden her whole life.
Taken by surprise, I immediately began filming, capturing Stephanie’s life and her transition over the next five years. “My Dad, Stephanie” follows the joy, heartache and humor of Stephanie’s transition from her life as a man to living full-time as a woman.
Lisa Singer HaeseDirector
Stephanie SingerKey Cast"Stephanie Singer"
Project Type:Documentary, Short
Genres:cinema-verite, lighthearted, Family, lgbtq, Emotional, Transformation, transgender, transparent
Runtime:19 minutes 33 seconds
Completion Date:March 5, 2020
Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:United States
Mrs. Haese PrdouctionsSales AgentCountry: United StatesRights: All Rights
Director, showrunner, and writer known for storytelling and leadership skills--managing and directing on set and running post, working past 15 years in non-scripted sector
Director, Showrunner for television--Biggest Loser, Master Chef, Top Chef, Beauty and the Geek, Celebrity Rehab, My Big Fat Wedding Walk, I Used To Be Fat, Follow the Leader, etc.
Contributing writer for docu-series -- The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
Creator and producer for web series -- Biggest Loser, with 6 months weekly content 108 minutes minimum, concurrently with network series
Teaching, coaching, and mentoring for directing and writing
Guest Lecturer--Camp Reel Stories
Guest Lecturer--Story Circles
Guest Speaker--Frank Daniel Panel
Founder and Director--I Need a Mentor facebook page, connecting mentors and mentees
Teaching Assistant--USC Cinema Production; Directing
Teaching Assistant, USC Cinema Production;Sitcom and multi-camera directing
M.A. with Honors, Cinema Production, University of Southern California
B.A. History, U.C Berkeley
Joan Scheckel’s 7-week-filmmaking & directing lab
Business banker--Wells Fargo Bank, budgets and financial logistics