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Erin Sorensen

Impact Producer
Third Stage Consulting

Erin Sorenson is an impact producer and the founder of Third Stage Consulting providing strategic planning and project management of social-justice themed documentary film projects.

With a focus on films that are domestic with subject-driven narratives, Erin’s projects have addressed: interpersonal violence, women’s issues, poverty, homelessness, disabilities, and climate change.

Erin’s current and recent impact production projects include:
• The Homestretch, Kirsten Kelly and Anne DeMare, directors/producers
• Chasing Coral, Jeff Orlowski, director
• Almost Sunrise, Michael Collins, director and Marty Syjuco, producer
• Home Truth, Katia Maguire and April Hayes, directors and producers
• Monster in the Mind, director Jean Carper
• Private Violence, Cynthia Hill, director
• Becoming Bulletproof, Michael Barnett, director and Theodore James, producer
• Borderline, Rebbie Ratner, director

Prior to founding Third Stage Consulting, Erin spent 5 years as the Chief Programs Officer for the BeCause Foundation, a foundation dedicated to the power of documentary filmmaking and its fusion with creative outreach and engagement projects. Erin’s projects at BeCause Foundation included:

• Bully, Lee Hirsch, director
• One Bridge to the Next, Kim Snyder, director
• Crossing Midnight, Kim Snyder, director
• Welcome to Shelbyville, Kim Snyder, director and Ellen Schneider, producer

Erin graduated with her Masters Degree in Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. In 1995 she was awarded “Chicagoan of the Year” for her work with Chicago’s Mayor Daley in developing one of the nations largest programs for abused children.

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Events featuring Erin Sorensen
Events featuring Erin Sorensen