Zoe Tobier (USA)

Zoe Tobier is a filmmaker and writer from New York City. Her storytelling is inspired by the everyday lives of quietly angry teenagers, retired punks, motherless daughters, and other outsiders and misfits. She holds an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from Columbia University in New York City, and a B.A. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. From 2016 to 2020, Zoe was a professor in the Writing Program at the University of Denver, where she facilitated video storytelling workshops for Denver-area youth impacted by gentrification. Prior to this, she worked in independent film distribution at companies including Cinetic Media. Zoe also has expertise as a writing and story consultant, and is currently co-producing the documentary Snapshots of Confinement, about the experiences of Japanese Americans incarcerated at the Manzanar and Amache detention camps during World War II.

Rocky Flats During the long final weeks of the summer before her senior year, a disenchanted high school student investigates the disappearance of a glamorous older woman in a small Colorado mountain town, uncovering a criminal conspiracy as well as an old family secret.