Sherri Bylenga is an artist, musician and filmmaker from Spokane, Washington. With a spirit for adventure, she has traveled throughout the United States and around the world-finding the diversity of the human experience inspiring!
Sherri’s filmmaking career began in documentary including extreme sports (skiing, kayaking, rock climbing) and humanitarian pieces. She has worked in remote, wilderness settings from the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone National Park. Passionate about healing the fissure between humanity and the natural world, ecopsychology is a strong theme of her work. Sherri is a mental health counselor practicing the creative modalities of adventure therapy, art therapy, yoga therapy and equine therapy. She considers her years working as a whitewater raft guide to hold some of the most enriching and formative experiences of her life.
In the past three years, she has refocused her energy into her lifelong dream of directing narrative feature films. Sherri has directed multiple narrative and documentary shorts, continuing to develop her 15+ years of technical skills as a writer, cinematographer, editor and special effects artist. Sherri believes in the power of film to change the world and aspires to inspire with the projects she creates. Films she is currently developing include a surreal nature fantasy featuring mermaids and an edgy dramedy which offers a stark reflection of her hometown that challenges gender norms.