Bio

Betsy is a Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker. Her producing and directing credits include interviews with activists modeling resistance in the current era for the MOBILIZE Podcast; videos for the campaign of New York State Senate candidate Alessandra Biaggi, and for the websites of Code Liberation Foundation and the Working Families Party; and video letters for the popular Nickelodeon television show, BLUE’S CLUES. Her work as a digital video editor includes pieces for Swing Left, the New York Women’s Foundation, Carnegie Hall’s LinkUP! Series and the Perception Institute, and fundraising trailers for documentaries on the crash of TWA Flight 800 and the gubernatorial campaign of Zephyr Teachout. Her documentary feature FLAT DADDY, which looks at the impact of the war in Iraq on four military families from around the United States, premiered at DOC NYC in 2011. The film’s festival tour also included screenings at the Maine International, Atlanta, and Montclair Film Festivals, and it was awarded Best Educational Film at the 2012 Las Vegas Film Festival.

In 2014, Betsy and partner Damon Holzborn formed Rustle Works, a studio that develops interactive tools and toys for creative people, including the Twitter bot @jerrybotheimer, which generates pitches for Hollywood blockbusters, and an interactive story game on media ethics for the website of the textbook “Think/Point/Shoot: Media Ethics, Technology, and Global Change.” She is currently working on a web-based documentary about her diverse community of Ditmas Park.