Drifted Asunder
Autumn Tarleton started at the ballet barre at age five and became entrenched in the visual arts. She learned to see ballet as a form storytelling combining choreography, music, tone and personal performance. The process of dance incorporated all the elements she later came to love in filmmaking, as well as the sense of community and constant hard work.

DRIFTED ASUNDER, her first feature length screenplay, has made it into the second round of consideration for the 2013 Sundance Screenwriters Lab.

Currently co-directing and producing a documentary about Brooklyn artist Mac Premo and his buzzed about Dumpster Project, Autumn Tarleton most recently produced the doublewide media film ANIMALS DISTRACT ME, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by and starring Isabella Rossellini, this docu-fantasy film explores a “day in the life” of the animal obsessed Rossellini. In 2010, she produced a month-long documentary shoot in the Democratic Republic of Congo called IN THE HEARTS OF AFRICA, directed by Ed Lachman. The film focuses on children struggling to survive with juvenile diabetes. In 2008 she also post-produced LIFE FOR A CHILD, another documentary about children with diabetes set in Nepal.

Her first feature length documentary, WINDFALL, tells the story of the inhabitants of a small, rural town in upstate New York and their struggle on whether or not to allow industrial wind turbine development amidst their homes. WINDFALL premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 DOCNYC Festival. The film hit theatres in New York in February of 2012 and is now available for download through Amazon.com.

Over a period of four years, Autumn produced loads of web content for GQ.com, GQ’s online magazine. From the three-time Webby nominated series GQ RULES to the wildly popular VERGE GIRL series, Autumn collaborated directly with the top editors of GQ to help design their branded visual content.

She has also produced a web series about Chicago Bears’ Quarterback Jay Cutler’s triumph over diabetes on the football field and post-produced a documentary about New York Knicks’ Tracy McGrady and his trip to Chad to learn of the Sudanese atrocities in Darfur.

Currently in development on several film and television projects, Autumn is a member of the Producers Guild of America, New York Women in Film and Television, and the International Documentary Association. Most recently, she was hand picked by the Producer’s Guild of America to be their spotlighted Member for January 2012.

You can follow Autumn on Twitter: @autumntarleton and Tumblr: autumntarleton.tumblr.com
DRIFTED ASUNDER: Feature Film Script.