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Fiona Dawson is an Emmy® nominated multi-media director, producer & writer, LGBTQ advocate, and IFP Documentary Lab Fellow. She directed Transgender, at War and in Love, commissioned by The New York Times and created the media project TransMilitary, which intimately shares the lives of American transgender service members risking discharge. Fiona was honored by The White House for her work as an LGBTQ Artist Champion of Change in 2015. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Campaign and NLGJA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. She is Principal of Free Lion Productions. Her feature length documentary TransMilitary, directed and produced in collaboration with SideXSide Studios, premiered at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018 and won Best Feature Documentary Audience Award.

 

Photography courtesy of Gabriel SilvermanRhys Harper and Monica Kressman.

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Story


Fiona was born and raised in the United Kingdom.

In 1998 after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, she volunteered in Bangladesh for six months, taught English in Portugal for a year, and later emigrated to the United States in 2000.

Story


Fiona was born and raised in the United Kingdom.

In 1998 after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, she volunteered in Bangladesh for six months, taught English in Portugal for a year, and later emigrated to the United States in 2000.

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Houston


In Houston, Texas, Fiona worked for Casa de Eperanza helping abused, neglected and HIV positive children, the Houston Area Women's Center for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and Bering Omega Community Services providing compassionate care to adults living with HIV/AIDS.

 

Houston


In Houston, Texas, Fiona worked for Casa de Eperanza helping abused, neglected and HIV positive children, the Houston Area Women's Center for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and Bering Omega Community Services providing compassionate care to adults living with HIV/AIDS.

 

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Ambition


In 2011 Fiona re-directed her career into media production and moved to New York City. Today she is co-director and producer of the feature documentary, TransMilitary and delivers soft-skills training and media production through her company Free Lion Productions.

Ambition


In 2011 Fiona re-directed her career into media production and moved to New York City. Today she is co-director and producer of the feature documentary, TransMilitary and delivers soft-skills training and media production through her company Free Lion Productions.