Please help us finish this film!

Learn more    about Director Therese Shechter  and her other Trixie Films projects

Learn more about Director Therese Shechter
and her other Trixie Films projects

It may be hard to believe, but the documentaries you see in theaters and on PBS often cost $1 million dollars or more to complete. We work on a much leaner scale, but that still means we need another $75K to finish the film.

Yes, making a documentary is expensive, and it’s especially challenging to fund a film about under-reported experiences of women. Your support is critical for us to complete My So-Called Selfish Life because individual donations are currently our sole source of funding.

But, no amount is too small to make a difference! We are committed to telling your stories and creating meaningful social change through documentary film. Join our beloved supporters and help us complete My So-Called Selfish Life. It’s easy to donate:


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How we'll use your donations:

Thanks to our 700+ supporters we raised over $50K in 2017, allowing us to spend 2018 shooting the film and starting our edit. We’ve also brought you 100+ Accomplished graphics and 24 weekly #SelfishSelfie videos.


Creating a compelling story through editing is a long but essential process in making a great documentary. Even at a non-profit rate, an editor's time and skills cost upwards of $2500/week, and a documentary edit can take 6 to 9 months to complete.

Travel and filming 

It would be easier and more economical to film everything in my Brooklyn neighborhood, but that that would not make for a very interesting or diverse film! Your donation supports shoots with our far-flung and fascinating subjects in the US, UK, Israel and Canada through 2019.

Thank you very much!
Therese & Team Selfish