Shelby Hadden

Shelby Hadden

Director

Biography

Shelby Hadden is a writer, producer, and documentary filmmaker whose films have screened at festivals around the world, including Annecy International Animated Film Festival, DOC NYC, and New Orleans Film Festival. She’s been featured on CBS’s The Doctors and in publications such as Variety, Cosmopolitan, and IndieWire. Her latest work has focused on raising awareness of pelvic floor dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain — from publishing essays in BUST Magazine and Refinery29 to producing her award-winning short animated film, Tightly Wound, which was acquired by Condé Nast. An advocate for sex-positive culture/society, Shelby recently presented a TED Talk titled, “Why We All Lose When We Talk About Virginity” which argued for a more sex-positive framework for early sexual experiences. Her producing credits include co-producer on the New York Times Op Doc, To Be Queen, and associate producer on SISTER AIMEE, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2019.