ELIZA MCNITT / elizamcnitt.com

 

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Eliza McNitt found filmmaking through science. A top winner of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her research on Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder, Eliza's first film was inspired by a desire to communicate the devastating impact of vanishing honeybees. Her documentary Requiem for the Honeybee was broadcast internationally on C-Span. Her unique voice as a director fusing science with narrative storytelling has been commissioned by brands including Google, Global Dialogues, TED, Panasonic, and Mattel. She is the recipient of over 50 film-festival nominations and prizes – including eight Best Film and Best Director awards. 

At NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Eliza was the winner of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Production Grant for her film Without Fire which was filmed on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, starring the late Misty Upham (Frozen River, August: Osage County). Eliza's film Artemis Falls starring Adepero Oduye (The Big Short, 12 Years A Slave) was commissioned by TED and follows an astronaut on her journey into space. Eliza then developed a comedic series with Google to empower women to learn to code. She is currently creating a Virtual Reality experience following the journey of The Hubble Telescope through space in collaboration with National Sawdust and Virtualize. She is a resident with National Sawdust at NEW INC. 


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