Brian Lindstrom is a director and producer known for creating award-winning films that attempt to reduce stigma and reveal the humanity of people living on the margins. In Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse, Lindstrom explores the issues that surround police accountability after members of Oregon’s Portland Police Bureau brutally killed a non-violent man with schizophrenia. His film Finding Normal follows longtime heroin and crack addicts who are trying to rebuild their lives with the help of recovery mentors. Mothering Inside (Mountainfilm 2016) focuses on the Family Preservation Project, a program that’s contracted through Peninsula Community College at Oregon’s only women’s prison. Along with his wife Cheryl Strayed, he is the co-director of We Are Forbidden (Mountainfilm 2019).