Tina Rathborne

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Tina Rathborne
Born 1950 (age 67–68)
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1985–2001

Tina Rathborne (born 1950) is American film director and screenwriter. She is best known for directing and writing the 1988 film Zelly and Me, her feature film directorial debut.[1] Prior to this, she directed television film The Joy That Kills (1984), which later became an episode of the anthology series American Playhouse.[2] Rathborne also went on to direct two episodes of the television series Twin Peaks ("Episode 3", "Episode 17").

She is an alumnus of Harvard University. She is married to Philip Yardley DeNormandie, with whom she has two children, Philip and Jack. She continues to write for film. She maintains her friendship with Isabella Rossellini, who starred in her film Zelly and Me.[3][4]


  1. ^ Canby, Vincent (April 15, 1988). "Review/Film; Tangled Childhood in 'Zelly and Me'". The New York Times. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ Corry, John (January 28, 1985). "TV REVIEW;'THE JOY THAT KILLS,' ON WNET". The New York Times. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ Rathborne, Tina (1972-10-02). "A Dragon Guarding the Gate | The Harvard Crimson". Thecrimson.com. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  4. ^ "The Norman Lear Center". Blog.learcenter.org. 2011-03-07. Archived from the original on 2011-03-26. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 

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