Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 28, 2012.


A documentary chronicling the life of artist Sharon Stern-Ostermayer.

My aunt Sharon was brilliant at everything she tried. Painting, weaving, acting, doll making, hat making, making jelly, making jokes. It was like there was too much creative energy to contain inside of just one person. She would spontaneously break into song and dance or transform herself into one character after the other.

When Sharon passed away from cancer in 1999 I set out to make a documentary about her amazing life. Over the years I've interviewed 23 family members and friends of Sharon, collected 35 tapes of home movies and scanned thousands of family photos. Please help me turn this mountain of footage into something that tells the story of my aunt Sharon - the most unique, talented, difficult, infuriating, and wonderful person that I've ever known.


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    Online access to the finished documentary.

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    An archive quality DVD of the finished documentary.

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    A DVD of the finished documentary plus a digitally restored DVD set of all of Sharon's sketches: Hat Lady, The Climbing of K2, Total Body Workout, The Sunday Painter, and more!

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    All of the previous rewards plus a complete DVD set of all 32 digitized tapes of home movies. Enjoy over 40 hours of amazing Stern family antics!

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