Beth Aala

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Beth Aala is a three-time award-winning[1] American documentary filmmaker and film producer.[2]


Aala's parents emigrated from the Philippines to the United States,[2] where she was born. She attended Elk Grove High School in Sacramento.[3] Aala received a bachelor's degree from UC San Diego in both Visual Arts and Communication.[4]

Film career[edit]

Aala is best known for her 2013 film, Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, which she co-directed and produced with comedian Mike Myers.[5][6]

She was the codirector, with Susan Froemke and John Hoffman, of the film Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, which premiered at the Sundance film festival in 2017.[7][8]


In 2005, Aala won an Emmy Award for co-producing I Have Tourette's but Tourette's Doesn't Have Me.[9] She also received Emmys for producing in the "Outstanding Children's Program" category in 2008 and 2011.[10]

In 2006, she won a Peabody Award for co-producing the film The Music in Me.[11]


  1. ^ "Made in Boise".
  2. ^ a b "Fil-Am Beth Aala wins third Emmy". Manilla Times – via
  3. ^ "Super Grads – Making History".
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  5. ^ Chang, Justin (10 June 2014). "Film Review: 'Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon'".
  6. ^ "Shep Gordon lives life like a movie - The Japan Times".
  7. ^ "'Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman': Film Review - Sundance 2017".
  8. ^ Harvey, Dennis (24 January 2017). "Sundance Film Review: 'Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman'".
  9. ^ "Children Persevering in the Face of Tourette's". The New York Times.
  10. ^ "Beth Aala - Television Academy".
  11. ^ "The Music in Me".