Aftermath: The Brandon Teena Story, 25 Years Later

Directed by Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir

Brandon Teena's brutal rape and murder in rural Nebraska took the US by storm in 1993, leaving fear and confusion in its wake. In an intimate follow-up to Emmy-nominated THE BRANDON TEENA STORY, AFTERMATH revisits Brandon's community 25 years later, as they grapple with permanent loss, promising growth, and lingering questions about gender, acceptance, and safety.

Status: In Production


about the team

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SUSAN MUSKA (Co-Director & Camera) is a NYC-filmmaker and educator. Her films include THE BRANDON TEENA STORY (Berlinale 1998), THROUGH THE LENS (2000), WOMEN: THE FORGOTTEN FACE OF WAR (Astra Film Festival 2002), and EDIE AND THEA: A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT (Frameline 2009). She served as co-producer for the lyrical biographical film LA CHANA (IDFA 2016) which won the IDFA Audience Award for 2016 and is nominated for Best European Documentary at the European Film Awards. Awards and honors include including Teddy Award for Best Documentary & Siegelsaule Audience Award at the Berlin International Film Festival and Emmy Award nomination for Excellence in Investigative Journalism for THE BRANDON TEENA STORY and 26 jury and audience awards for Best Documentary for EDIE AND THEA. Susan has served on film festival juries including Chicago International, ImageOut, and Identities Vienna. She has taught at Parsons School of Design, The New School, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City College MFA Film Program, The University of Iceland, and UN University's Gender Equality Studies Program and Land Restoration Program.

GRETA OLAFSDOTTIR (Co-Director & Director of Photography) is a NYC-based filmmaker who focuses on women's issues, LGBTQ equality, and social justice through a deeply personal lens. Her films include THE BRANDON TEENA STORY (Berlinale 1998), THROUGH THE LENS (2000), WOMEN: THE FORGOTTEN FACE OF WAR (Astra Film Festival 2002), and EDIE AND THEA: A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT (Frameline 2009). She served as co-producer for the lyrical biographical film LA CHANA (IDFA 2016), which won the IDFA Audience Award for 2016 and is nominated for Best European Documentary at the European Film Awards. Awards and honors include GLAAD Award, Rockefeller Media Fellowship, multiple awards for THE BRANDON TEENA STORY including Teddy Award for Best Documentary & Siegelsaule Audience Award at the Berlin International Film Festival and Emmy Award nomination for Excellence in Investigative Journalism and 26 jury and audience awards for Best Documentary for EDIE AND THEA. Greta has served on film festival juries including Chicago International, ImageOut, and Identities Vienna. She has taught at Parsons School of Design and has recently completed a 10-year term as Commissioning Editor of the Icelandic Film Center. Her photographs have appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times. 

Producer
Anya Rous

Executive Producers
Jessica Devaney
Daniel Chalfen