Elisabeth Holm

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Elisabeth Holm
Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm Master Class (14648556216).jpg
Elisabeth Holm in 2014
OccupationFilm producer, screenwriter
Known forObvious Child

Elisabeth Holm is an American film producer and screenwriter. She produced the 2014 film Obvious Child and was formerly the film program director at Kickstarter.


For three years, Holm was the film program director at the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, a role in which she helped potential filmmakers to source funding for their projects.[1] She was involved in curating films, writing editorials, overseeing events, and liaising with filmmakers who used the website.[2] She helped to organize and host the Kickstarter Film Festival.[3]

Holm was an associate producer of Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011), the third film in a documentary series about the West Memphis Three by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. She produced Welcome to Pine Hill (2012), an independent drama film, and Sailing a Sinking Sea (2015), a documentary about the Moken people in Thailand and Burma.[2]

In 2011, Holm met filmmaker Gillian Robespierre, who at the time was creating a feature film, Obvious Child, based on a 2009 short film she had previously made. Holm agreed to produce the film and also worked with Robespierre to develop the script.[4] Part of the film's financing came from a Kickstarter campaign; Holm used her experience working there to help organize and promote the film's campaign.[1][5] The final film was released in 2014. Holm won the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Red Crown Producer's Award for her work.[6]

Holm and Robespierre co-wrote the film Landline, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.[7] They have also co-written and executive produced a television pilot for FX. The show is about two filmmakers, played by Jenny Slate and Ari Graynor, who embark on a road trip together.[6]

In 2015, she was named one of Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30" in the "Hollywood & Entertainment" category.[8] She is a member of the Independent Filmmaker Project and New York Women in Film & Television.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Holm was born and raised in New York.[4]


  1. ^ a b Couch, Christina. "Power to the People: Elisabeth Holm". Get In Media. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Elisabeth Holm". IDFA DocLab. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Influence". Indiewire. Archived from the original on September 26, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Obvious Child – Q&A with Elisabeth Holm, Gillian Robespierre, and Jenny Slate". National Board of Review. June 20, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  5. ^ Lurie, Danielle (January 19, 2014). "Women of Sundance: Obvious Child". Filmmaker. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "FX Networks Orders Road Comedy Pilot From Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm Starring Jenny Slate and Ari Graynor". TV Week. April 27, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  7. ^ Strause, Jackie (January 28, 2017). "Sundance: How That Hillary Clinton Flashback in 'Landline' Came to Be". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  8. ^ Pomerantz, Dorothy; Pierce, Kate. "Hollywood & Entertainment". Forbes. Retrieved September 25, 2015.

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