Stacie Passon is an American film director and screenwriter, whose debut film Concussion premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and subsequently won a Teddy Award Jury Prize as an outstanding film about LGBT themes at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival.
A longtime friend of filmmaker Rose Troche, Passon previously worked as a commercial director and producer. She was inspired to begin writing Concussion after having to visit the hospital when her eight-year-old son accidentally hit her in the head with a thrown baseball, and subsequently approached Troche for assistance in producing the film. In 2012, Passon received the Adrienne Shelly Director’s Grant and the Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers Live the Dream Grant at the Gotham Awards for Concussion.
Passon is now developing her second feature film Strange Things Started Happening, which is supported by Sundance Institute and Tribeca Film Institute. She also teaches screenwriting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Most recently, Stacie directed an episode of season 2 of the Amazon series, Transparent.
Passon lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her wife and their kids.
Winning Project: Concussion