Raised in a small New Hampshire town, Molly Schiot’s artistic calling led her to the prestigious Glasgow School of Art, and then on to Brown University. From there, she leaped energetically into the world of commercials, music videos and film and hasn’t stopped since. The ultimate multi-hyphenate, Schiot’s creative endeavors have led to sold-out exhibitions of her paintings and drawings, music videos for the likes of Mark Ronson and The Raveonettes, and commercials for Miu-Miu, Levi’s and Converse. Her “Check You Out” series for Paper Magazine, a collection of kooky short films features comedy duo Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstien & Malin Akerman. Her recent ESPN 30 for 30 short, “Our Tough Guy” is a brilliant meditation on the off the ice life of one of the NHL’s most fearsome players, John Wensink. Schiot’s whimsical and unique imagination stems from a background in illustration, photography and “the small things in life” — all of which have influenced the approach she takes toward filmmaking. Approaching her work with a deep respect for the ubiquitous and the mundane, Schiot’s marvelous worlds are a tour de force, telling stories that captivate and engage the viewer from start to finish.
Most recently, Schiot has parlayed her dedication to telling women’s stories into the Instagram account, “TheUnsungHeroine”, which became the best selling book “Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History.” The book is under development to become a TV series with Annapurna Pictures, with Serena Williams acting as Executive Producer.