P. David Ebersole

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P. David Ebersole
Born Peter David Ebersole, Jr.
(1964-03-16) March 16, 1964 (age 51)
Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
Occupation Writer/Director/Producer
Years active 1986–present

P. David Ebersole (born March 16, 1964) is an American television director and independent filmmaker. He began his film career as a child actor, playing the lead in the musical "Junior High School" (1978), which also starred Paula Abdul.

Stepping behind the camera, as an undergraduate he won Best Film and Best Director at NYU for his first effort "Lover Man" (1986), and earned his MFA winning AFI's Franklin J. Schaffner award for best film/best director for his student thesis project, "Death in Venice, CA" (1994). He directed the boxing film "Straight Right" (2000) that premiered on Sundance Channel, and was a director on two telenovelas for Fox Television airing on My Network TV, Desire (2006) and Wicked Wicked Games (2007) starring Tatum O'Neal.

He was co-producer of the HBO original film, "Stranger Inside" (2001) and the independent film "The New Women" (2001) starring Mary Woronov. He directed and edited his first documentary "Hit So Hard" about drummer Patty Schemel of the seminal grunge band Hole (band), which had its world premiere at SXSW 2011 and was released theatrically in 2012.[1] Along with his husband and business partner Todd Hughes, he is Executive Producer of Room 237, a subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick's film "The Shining."

Ebersole is writer/director and Executive Producer of Dear Mom, Love Cher, a documentary about Georgia Holt, the mother of international superstar Cher. [1] Independently produced by The Ebersole Hughes Company and APIS Productions, it premiered on Lifetime May 6, 2013.[2]

He currently lives in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Marina del Rey, California.


  1. ^ Gregg Kilday (13 July 2011). "Rights to the Patty Schemel Doc 'Hit So Hard' Go to Well Go USA". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Alison Willmore (2 April 2013). "Lifetime to Premiere Cher Doc From 'Hit So Hard' Director P. David Ebersole". IndieWire. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 

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