Zoe FleerZoe Fleer

TFI Sloan Student Programs | 2020 (Discovery Award)

Zoe is a writer and filmmaker who probes our desires, believing the lives we imagine are as important as the ones we live. A graduate of Grinnell College with an MFA from Brooklyn College Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, Zoe’s education began in a cabin in the Vermont woods where she gained an unshakeable appreciation of the natural world. Her work explores how we change each other within the world around us, and takes us into the sensory, past the rationalizations we have come to accept.

Zoe learned to take risks and challenge mindsets during her decade-long career in emerging media before making her first short film, SWIM STROKE. The film transformed the vulnerability of the aging female body into a source of connection and went on to premiere at the Hamburg International Short Film Festival and be featured by The New York Times. Her feature scripts KIDNAPPING MOM and GHOST BIRDS were recognized as finalists in the Middlebury Script Lab and The Launch. BLUEPOINT, a short film in the world of her TV series, CLAMMING is in post-production. She teaches in the Radio, Film, Television department at Hofstra University.