Dale Lindquist

I hold an MFA in filmmaking from the Yale University School of Art where I studied screenwriting

under Michael Romer and filmmaking under Murray Lerner, and was awarded the Louis B.

Mayer Fellowship in filmmaking. Upon graduation I made a series of films on social and cultural

issues for Yale’s Media Design Studio and the Yale Child Study Center. The latter led me to

pursue a career in the mental health field as a clinical social worker with a private practice in

New York City, and as a professor and Director of the Online MSW Program at the Graduate

School of Social Service at Fordham University. During this time I continued my film work

exploring mental health and social issues. My film on adolescent suicide, “Sometimes I Wonder

If It’s Worth It” went into international distribution and was aired on PBS, and my film on soup

kitchens in New York City was awarded Best Short Documentary Film at the Willamsburg

International Film Festival. My latest film, “Becoming Geppetto”, documents the lives and

craftsmanship of master luthiers Bruce and Matt Petros. It has received several festival awards

including Critics Choice, Jury’s Choice and Audience Favorite.