Writer/Director Stewart Thorndike’s first feature film LYLE premiered to critical praise at Outfest 2014, where star Gaby Hoffmann received the Grand Jury Prize for Best Actress. She is currently developing two more female-driven psychological horror films to be part of a trilogy with LYLE: THE STAY, about a haunted TED Talk; and DAUGHTER, about a love triangle between a mother, her troubled teen daughter, and a witch. She is from Tacoma, Washington, and earned an MFA from the NYU Graduate Film Program. Her thesis short TESS AND NANA premiered at South by Southwest. Stewart is a fellow with the San Francisco Film Society’s inaugural Women Filmmaker Fellowship for women in genre.