Sharee Silerio is a St. Louis-born, raised and based writer, director and producer who focuses on telling stories where Black women + girls exist as full human beings on screen and feel seen, heard, loved and affirmed beyond the screen.
She recently completed her fourth short documentary Black Girl, Bleu, a conversation with Black women about the Strong Black Woman myth and how it impacts the mental health challenges they’ve been through, face and have overcome.
In 2020, she launched 11 Stars Studios, a film, television, digital and streaming production company that uses intimate and authentic storytelling to explore and reveal intrinsic magic, beauty and worth.
Next, she is launching Black Girl, Bleu – The Community; a safe digital space for Black women to share their past and present mental health challenges, tend to their mental wellness and begin to heal.
In 2018, her short documentary The Mountains That Made Me was selected for the 18th Annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase plus invited to screen at the 27th Annual St. Louis International Film Festival as part of the Doc Shorts: Black Voices program.
Other projects she has worked on include Rhythm + Flow, a Netflix original series starring Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I.; The Disappearance of Phoenix Coldon, a docuseries on the Oxygen network; season three of Kevin Hart’s television series Hart of the City on Comedy Central; a reality TV series on MTV; and The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital, a documentary about the birth and demise of St. Louis’ Black hospital and state-of-the-art medical training program.
Before becoming a director and filmmaker, Sharee worked as a production assistant and helped launch and produce two entertainment television programs for STL TV and executive produced and/or produced a digital series, narrative short, teen talk show, documentary feature and more for other networks and independent creators.
She has also written feature stories, entertainment news and reviews, and wellness pieces for publications such as The St. Louis American, an award-winning print and digital newspaper focused on news, culture and entertainment from an African-American perspective; The Root.com, an online magazine featuring news, opinion and culture for African-American influencer; 21Ninety, a digital space for women of color to learn about new things in beauty, wellness and health; CurlyNikki.com, an award-winning online source for all things related to natural hair care, maintenance and Black culture; and Gazelle Magazine, a women’s print and online publication for fashion, beauty, lifestyle, society, community, travel, wellness and more.
Sharee has a master’s degree in media communications from Webster University in St. Louis, MO as well as a bachelor’s in communication and film studies certificate from St. Louis University.