Talent Guide

Tracy Wares

  • Discipline:Director
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2017


Tracy Wares has made documentaries on five continents including; Bomb It, about graffiti around the globe, which she shot and produced (Tribeca Film Festival 2007), was cinematographer for, Gay Republicans (AFI’s Audience Award 2004), and co-produced Smokin’ Fish (PBS and IDFA 2011). Most recently, she has directed and produced documentaries for VICE Media, including Politics of Food (2015) and Ovary Action (2016). Wares’ work has aired on ABC, PBS, Sundance, Nat Geo, Discovery, A&E Bio, CW, TNT, WeTv, Trio, TLC, and VICE online.

Current Project

Political Animals


Political Animals tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century – the LGBT movement, through the eyes of women, a group often left out of gay histories. Emotionally charged likes its subjects, the film follows the first four openly Gay California Representatives who took the fight for the causes most personal to them off the streets and into the halls of government to start the legal battle to create lasting, significant social change.