Frank Stiefel

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Frank Stiefel
Alma materCity College of New York[1]
OccupationDirector, screenwriter, editor, actor, producer, photographer
Years active1970–present
Websitewww.frankstiefel.com

Frank Stiefel is an American filmmaker and photographer. His film Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject.[2]

Career[edit]

Stiefel was born to a Jewish family[3] in New York and attended The City College of New York.[4] Stiefel's career in the television business began in the 1970s, when he was making commercials, among other things.[5] In 1999 he was the executive producer of the documentary short film Two Weddings. He made his directorial debut in 2009 with the movie Ingelore, a short film about the Jewish Holocaust survivor Ingelore Herz Honigstein. The documentary, which he dedicated to his mother, tells the story of how his mother has survived being raped by two Nazis and managed to flee to the United States.[6] This film was presented at film festivals and broadcast on the station HBO.

Frank Stiefel is married and has two daughters.

Filmography[edit]

Producer
  • 2017: Bose Angelo' (Short) (executive producer) (completed)
  • 2016: Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405' (Documentary short) (producer)
  • 2009: Ingelore' (Documentary short) (producer)
  • 2008: Two Roads to the Taupo 1000' (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
  • 2007: Two Roads to Baja' (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
  • 2002: A Stoner's Life' (Short) (producer)
  • 1999: Two Weddings' (Documentary short) (executive producer)
Director
  • 2016: Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405' (Documentary short)
  • 2009: Ingelore' (Documentary short)
Cinematographer
  • 2016: Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405' (Documentary short)
Other
  • 2009: Ingelore' (Documentary short) (camera operator)
  • 1980: Mr. & Mrs. Dracula' (TV Series) (assistant to the producer - 1 episode)
  • 2011: Stage 5' (TV Series, himself)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Film producer/director Frank Stiefel to speak at SMC commencement". smdp.com. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Oscars 2018: The list of nominees in full". BBC News. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  3. ^ Bloom, Nate (26 February 2018). "The Jews go to the Oscars, 2018". The Jewish News of Northern California.
  4. ^ "Film producer/director Frank Stiefel to speak at SMC commencement". smdp.com. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Meet the Filmmakers: Frank Stiefel--'Ingelore'". International Documentary Association. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  6. ^ Star-Advertiser, Honolulu. "Ingelore Herz Honigstein « Honolulu Hawaii Obituaries - Hawaii Newspaper Obituaries". obits.staradvertiser.com. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

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