a feature documentary by Riley Hooper


VESTIBULE chronicles filmmaker Riley Hooper's decade-long journey to diagnose, treat, and heal from Vestibulodynia — a vulvar disorder that made intercourse painful. What begins as a singular mission to have pain-free sex becomes a multi-generational story about sexual health, pleasure, and agency — told through imaginative dance sequences and intimate voiceover.




Riley Hooper is a director and editor of documentary films. Her forthcoming feature, VESTIBULE, was the winner of the Ji.Hlava New Visions Forum, and has been supported by the Tribeca Film Institute and Sheffield DocFest. Her award-winning short documentaries have screened at festivals across the U.S. and internationally, including Hot Docs, Camden, and DOC NYC. Her shorts have appeared on The New York Times Op Docs, Vimeo Staff Picks, Short of the Week, and The New Yorker. She is a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective.


Caitlin Mae Burke is an Emmy-award winning producer. As Co-Director of IF/Then Shorts, she has overseen over 100 international short documentaries from development through distribution. An inaugural inductee into DOC NYC's 40 Under 40 and alumna of Berlinale Talents, Caitlin's work as a producer has been screened and broadcast across the U.S. and internationally. Notable credits include REALM OF SATAN (dir. Scott Cummings, Sundance 2024), NUTS! (dir. Penny Lane, Sundance 2016), OBIT. (dir. Vanessa Gould, Tribeca 2016), and FOURTEEN (dir. Dan Sallitt, Berlinale 2019).


Bryn Silverman was a story producer on Netflix’s AMEND: THE FIGHT FOR AMERICA, and a field producer on UNDER G-D (dir. Paula Eiselt, Sundance, 2023). She produced and co-edited the short film PINBALL (dr. Naveen Chaubal), and is currently producing the feature adaptation of PINBALL, supported by ITVS, the Southern Doc Fund, the New Orleans Film Society and the Sundance Institute. She was also an additional editor on the acclaimed feature documentary ROLL RED ROLL (dir. Nancy Schwartzman, Tribeca 2018). She is a Southern Producers’ Lab Fellow with the New Orleans Film Society and an Associate Programmer for the Tribeca Film Festival.


VESTIBULE was the winner of the U.S. New Visions Forum pitch at Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, and has been supported by the Tribeca Film Institute, Sheffield DocFest, and The Vagina Collective. We are actively fundraising for production costs of the film’s stylized dance sequences. If you would like to learn more, or to support this project, please get in touch!