Betsy Pool

“Sex+50” marks Betsy Pool’s directorial debut. Pool comes from an extensive production background in theatre, television, filmmaking, and transmedia. Highlights include her role as the American Lighting designer for the Broadway premier and for all initial companies worldwide of Les Misérables, her role on the design team that created Pulitzer-prize winning “Sunday in the Park with George”; a stint in the directing department on “Law and Order;” writing and producing 1997 SHINE Media best picture, “The Unknown Cyclist;” first place in the Diane Thomas screenwriting awards for “EnChant;” participation in the inaugural Torino Film Lab Writer’s Room; and the founding of a transmedia storytelling strategy in collaboration with Starlight Runner Entertainment, for the world renowned spiritual eco-community, The Federation of Damanhur, in Italy, where she and her family make their home. Pool is both entrepreneur and activist. She and her husband are part of a coalition of activists who meet yearly for “Global Love School” in the peace community of Tamera in Portugal. Their collective work is shared through a platform called “Terra Nova: Global Revolution and the Healing of Love.” Pool also works in the movement “Defend the Sacred,” as part of a core group of activists—movement leaders, Indigenous elders, including the leaders of Standing Rock, and youth from 40 countries. Their aim is the reconciliation of Indigenous wisdom with futuristic thinking. She is the founder of The Institute for the Mythology of Humanity and hosts the YouTube series “Confessions of a Time Monk.”