Debra Eisenstadt

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Debra Eisenstadt is an American writer, director, producer and editor.


Eisenstadt began her career as an actress, most notably starring in the theater and film versions of David Mamet’s Oleanna opposite William H. Macy. Eisenstadt continued acting on and off Broadway and for film and television until she was awarded a scholarship to the New School University’s film/media studies MA program for her short film, The Guest. She wrote, produced, directed, shot and edited the feature film Daydream Believer; winner of the Independent Spirit Award Someone to Watch Award and The Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival. Similarly, she helmed two other extremely independent features; the award-winning film The Limbo Room (with Melissa Leo, Peter Dinklage) and Before The Sun Explodes, which premiered at SXSW. Eisenstadt has written and directed for Nickelodeon, works as a script doctor, a teacher and is a long time collaborator with her husband, filmmaker Brett Morgen. She co-executive produced Morgen’s acclaimed documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.

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Eisenstadt is married to director Brett Morgen. She graduated from Bennington College in 1991 and received a Masters degree in Film/Media Studies from New School University in 2000.


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