The Auteur Tribe
The Auteur Tribe produces and collaborates in the making of media and art that is off the beaten path. We are filmmakers, playwrights, actors, dancers, writers, sculptors and more. We are a community of artists who collaborate on projects we’re inspired by and we have a strong, visionary authorship of the projects we initiate.
Tawny Foskett founded The Auteur Tribe in 2010. Tawny began her career in the 90’s studying and working as an actor and dancer. She worked primarily in film and theater, traveling from LA to New York, and then to Key West, Florida. After a creative year in Florida, she’d made the decision to study filmmaking, and moved to Northern California to begin the pursuit. In 2004 she graduated from Humboldt State with a BA in theater and film studies. Graduate studies brought her further off the beaten path, this time to Melbourne, Australia, where she studied narrative film directing at the Victorian College of the Arts. Upon graduation, and a quickly expiring visa, she returned to New York.
Since then she’s worked most often as a teaching artist of film to high school students, and as an editor or in the editorial department, both freelance and for film companies and organizations. In 2012 she became the theater manager at The Picture House, a 1921 art-house movie theater in Pelham, New York.
She has directed 6 short films spanning the narrative, experimental and documentary forms. In 2010 she directed Gordon Farrell’s play, The Red Anthology. Her most recent film, the narrative short, Girls Who Smoke, based on a story from The Moth, will play on the festival circuit throughout 2012 and 2013. For more: www.GirlsWhoSmokeMovie.com
filmography as director :
•GIRLS WHO SMOKE – 2012, 15-min, narrative, Canon 5D
•A SECOND CHANCE – 2009, 14-min, documentary, HDV
•WHOLE PIECES – 2006, 10-min, narrative, Super 16mm
•THREE PARTS – 2006, 5-min, narrative, Beta SP
•LOST ALMOST – 2005, 10-min, experimental, 16mm
•ANNIE & MARY: Reflections On The Railroad – 2003, 10-min, documentary, 16mm
Credit: both paintings by Paula Stern