Sharee Silerio

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Sharee Silerio is a St. Louis-based screenwriter, director and producer focused on telling stories where Black women + girls exist as full human beings on screen and feel seen, heard, loved and affirmed beyond the screen. She is currently in post-production on her fourth short documentary, Black Girl, Bleu, a conversation with Black women about the Strong Black Woman myth and how it impacts the mental health challenges they’ve been through, face and have overcome. Sharee is also co-writing a scripted limited series about a Black female hidden figure from the Black beauty industry. In 2018, her short documentary The Mountains That Made Me was selected to screen at the 18th Annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, and it was also invited to screen at the 27th Annual St. Louis International Film Festival as part of the Doc Shorts: Black Voices program. Before becoming a director and filmmaker, Sharee helped launch and produce two entertainment television programs for STL TV and executive produced and/or produced a digital series, narrative short, teen talk show, documentary feature and more for other networks and independent creators. She received a master’s degree in media communications from Webster University in St. Louis, MO as well as a bachelor’s in communication and film studies certificate from St. Louis University. To learn more about Sharee and to view her body of work, visit shareesilerio.com.

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I recently finished my fourth short documentary, Black Girl, Bleu, a conversation with Black women about the Strong Black Woman myth and how it impacts the mental health challenges they’ve been through, face and have overcome. I received monetary grants from the Regional Arts Commission and All Black Creatives to produce and complete the film, plus raised $1,000 in two weeks to launch a mental health fund associated with the film. Through it, five Black women in the St. Louis area will receive free therapy. I'm currently seeking assistance with distribution for the film.

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