Shaleece Haas


Film Projects

Public bio

Shaleece is an Oakland-based documentary filmmaker who has worked on the production teams of several short and feature-length documentaries for public television. Her current project, Real Boy (2016) tells the coming-of-age story of a transgender teenager and his mom, both seeking the meaning of family, both given and chosen. Real Boy is supported by ITVS, Cal Humanities, Film Independent, the Pacific Pioneer Fund, and the California Institute for Contemporary Arts. Shaleece is the co-producer of the 2013 documentary, The Genius of Marian, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast on POV in 2014. Her 2010 documentary short, Old People Driving, premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival, was broadcast on the PBS NewsHour as part of the Economist Film Project and was selected for a 2012 fellowship with Working Films. In addition to her work as a director/producer, Shaleece teaches video journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and video storytelling for the Berkeley Advanced Media Institute. Prior to starting her career in documentary film, Shaleece worked as an editorial photographer and radio producer and was a founding staff member of the national oral history project, Story Corps. She holds a BA in Art History from Smith College and is a graduate of the documentary film program at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.