Melissa Langer is a documentary director and DP based in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in Documentary Film & Video from Stanford University and a BA in History from Carleton College. Her short films include Hauled Out, Treasure Island, and Terms of Intimacy. Her most recent film, My Aleppo, tells the story of a young Syrian family in South Africa as they communicate with the home front via Skype, watching Aleppo disintegrate and their loved ones change. She is the recipient of a UFVA Carole Fielding Grant and her films have premiered at Telluride Film Festival, IDFA, and MoMA's Doc Fortnight.
Melissa is a member of Vox Populi, an artist collective in Philadelphia, as well as SAL Film Group, a small group of filmmakers who contribute time and resources to fellow makers in early stages of development and ideation.