Ellen Goosenberg Kent

Ellen Goosenberg Kent

Director, Screenplay, Producer


Ellen Goosenberg Kent is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and director. She is best known for her work in the HBO documentaries, including “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” and “The Alzheimer’s Project.”

Ellen was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of Southern California, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in film production. After graduating, she worked as an assistant editor and editor for various television shows, including “The Wonder Years” and “Roseanne.”

In 1995, Ellen began her career as a documentary filmmaker. Her first film, “The Alzheimer’s Project,” was produced for HBO and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film was a success and earned her an Emmy Award.

In 2008, Ellen released her second film, “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1.” The documentary chronicles the stories of veterans who have experienced mental health crises. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject and won an Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

In 2010, Ellen released her third documentary, “The Education of Dee Dee Ricks.” The film follows the story of a woman struggling with breast cancer and her journey to better health care. The film won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

Since then, Ellen has directed and produced several documentaries, including “The Homestretch,” which follows the lives of homeless youth in Chicago and “Hondros,” which tells the story of a war photographer.

Ellen’s films have been screened and praised by audiences around the world. Her work has been featured on CNN, PBS, and HBO. She is currently working on her fourth documentary, “The Human Element,” which explores the effects of climate change on people’s lives.

Ellen is an award-winning filmmaker who has made an impact on the film industry. Her work has inspired and educated audiences all over the world. She is an example of what can be done when passion and hard work come together.