Beth Pielert is a Russian-Jewish-German-Mexican writer, director, and producer working across mediums including gaming, television and documentary film. Pielert formed Good Film Works in 2001 while writing and directing Out of the Poison Tree for PBS, a documentary that explores truth and reconciliation for survivors of the Cambodian Genocide. Some of her credits include award-winning films such as The Corporation, winner of 24 international Awards, including the Sundance Audience Award, and Claiming the Title: Gay Olympics on Trial, winner of the Independent Spirit Award. Pielert is a Rainier Independent Film Festival fellow in screenwriting for Leaves Awaken 2019 and was a semi-finalist for the Sundance Episodic Lab with Leaves Awaken in 2020. Beth has been collaborating with Children of the Setting Sun Productions of Lummi Nation since 2018 and is currently writing and co-directing the feature documentary film, The Salmon People.
Under Good Film Works, Pielert has produced and edited documentary films for Bay Area nonprofits and Arts organizations including: The XQ Institute, The Bechtel Foundation, Reach for Home, The Foundation for a College Education, The San Francisco Foundation and Soundwave. Beth’s films have helped raise over $1million dollars to improve public schools in underserved communities and eradicate homelessness. Pielert was also the Video Director and Editor for Electronic Arts|Visceral Games helping market and ship the epic first person games Dead Space 2 & 3 and Battlefield Hardline.