Geralyn Pezanoski is an award-winning director and producer with over 20 years of experience in commercial, corporate and documentary filmmaking. She embodies mindfulness, commitment and precision in all facets of her work. As Executive Producer of Smush Media, she combines her passion for storytelling with her sharp production acumen to guide the creation of meaningful content in projects of all sizes and budgets.
Geralyn co-founded Smush Media in 2001 with a dual vision: to create documentaries that could effect change in the world, and to harness the power of documentary style and sensibility to make meaningful corporate and commercial films. She set about organically growing a company around a simple idea – every story matters. Smush’s body of work reflects this ethos.
Geralyn made her feature directorial debut in 2009 with the critically acclaimed documentary MINE. MINE premiered at the SXSW Film Festival (Audience Award for Best Doc), followed by a national theatrical release and broadcast on PBS Independent Lens (Audience Award for Best-of-Season).
Most recently Geralyn directed and produced the multimedia AMERICAN STORY PROJECT featuring several medium-format documentary films, and is in various stages of development and production on several new documentary films. Standout film producing credits include the award winning feature, Motherland (SXSW), and the narrative short, On A Tuesday (Santa Barbara, LAIFF).
Geralyn’s corporate clients have included Genentech, Apple, Gap, Levi’s, Banana Republic, Hugo Enterprises, Leap Motion, Oracle, Dream Foundation, nVidia and others.