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 Haese
  • Harry Haese
  • Lisa Singer
  • Lisa Singer
  • Josh Siegel
  • Harry Haese
  • Stephanie Singer
    Key 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
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Distribution Information
  • Mrs. Haese Prdouctions
    Sales Agent
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Lisa Singer Haese, Harry Haese

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

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