Talent Guide

Tasha Van Zandt

  • Discipline:Director
  • Program Year:Documentary Lab 2019, Fast Track 2020


Tasha Van Zandt is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker who has documented stories across all seven continents. Her film After Antarctica is a feature-length documentary that follows the life of one of history’s most celebrated polar explorers. The film has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Film Independent, and SFFILM. Her film One Thousand Stories offers an intimate look into the creation of artist JR’s Chronicles of San Francisco mural and has screened at festivals and museums around the world. Tasha is a 2019 Film Independent Fellow, 2019 Sundance Institute Fellow, 2019 SFFILM Sloan Fellow, and a 2020 SFFILM FilmHouse Resident.

Current Project

After Antartica


After Antarctica follows polar explorer Will Steger’s life journey as an eyewitness to the greatest changes in the polar regions of our planet. After a lifetime of groundbreaking expeditions, no one alive has seen more of our polar world