Phoebe Tooke, a native New Orleanian, is now a San Francisco based social worker turned filmmaker. She stays away from actors, so her work tends to be documentary and experimental in nature. Her initial work includes the short poetic documentary, Hotel City, which received the John Gutman Award for excellence in documentary filmmaking and was also awarded “Best Documentary Film” by the Documentary Film Institute. She was the recipient the Film Arts Foundation’s Personal Works Grant for The Irrelevant Architect, a film about the decline of architecture in the United States. Phoebe’s most recent film, Circles of Confusion, received a Student Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2008. Her work has screened at Silverdocs AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Film Festival, the Academy of Motion Pictures/Contemporary Documentary Series, the Pacific Film Archive and the International Documentary Association’s Documentary Showcase. She received her MFA in Film Production from San Francisco State University in 2007.