Shane Thomas McMillan is a Berlin-based documentary filmmaker, writer, photographer, and educator from western Montana. In 2010 he he graduated from the University of Montana with degrees in journalism, German and international development. In 2007, he studied abroad at the University of Ghana, traveling and documenting the region extensively.
After graduation Shane moved to Berlin on a Fulbright scholarship. During that year he learned filmmaking by working on projects with Autofocus e.V. while also doing an internship as a photographer at the Associated Press.
Shane now works as a freelance documentary filmmaker and photographer on projects about human rights and cultural identity. From 2014 to 2015 Shane taught documentary photography and filmmaking at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, Indian Country Today, Slate, NPR, and PRI's The World.
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