Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Conci Althouse developed her eye as a still photographer and painter before embarking into film production. Her early works include a documentary on “The New Urbanists” and American resource consumption; as well as a feature-length documentary on Karen Haberman-Trusty, a leader and activist in the SNCC during the Civil Rights Movement, now part of the curriculum at Portland State University. After representing the US at the international conference “The Ecology of Peace and War” in Russia, Conci shot documentaries throughout the USA, Europe, Cuba and East Africa. Recent projects include two narrative features, SHEDDING SKIN & THE PARDONER’S TALE; created by Conci’s independent company. Both films have screened in the film festival circuit, Conci graduated the world renowned MFA program at The American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles, CA, where her thesis KALIFORNIJA was nominated for a Student Academy Award.