Heaven Through the Backdoor

TFI Pond5 Program | Fall 2019

HEAVEN THROUGH THE BACKDOOR is a multi-platform documentary that tells the story of Yo (Yolanda Shae), a fiercely independent 88-year Swiss emigre whose unique brand of individualist feminism culminates in how she chooses to live in old age and ultimately, how she prepares for her next great adventure: death. The project juxtaposes intimate documentary footage with cinematic interpretations of Yo’s stories using intricately built miniature sets and other creations.

Anna Fitch Anna Fitch
Director, Producer, Cinematographer

Anna Fitch is an Emmy award-winning director based in San Francisco. Anna’s documentaries have aired on PBS, BBC, National Geographic Channel and Channel4 UK, among others. Most recently she... more»

Banker White Banker White
Co-Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer

Banker White is a multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker based in San Francisco whose work has been celebrated for a uniquely intimate approach to telling large-scale social issues. From war and... more»

Sara Dosa Sara Dosa

Sara Dosa is an Indie-Spirit Award nominated documentary director and a Peabody Award-winning producer. As a producer, she recently produced the Peabody and Emmy nominated SURVIVORS about Ebola in... more»