Nicole Zeizig

Nicole Zeizig



Nicole Zeizig is a French-American film director, screenwriter and producer. She is best known for her work in independent film, particularly her feature debut, The Sleepwalkers.

Born in Paris, France, Zeizig moved to the United States as a child. She went on to study film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Directing. After graduating, she worked as an assistant director, editor and production manager on various projects, including the documentary feature, The Search for Mark Twain.

In 2008, Zeizig wrote and directed her first short film, The Sleepwalkers. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and went on to win awards at several film festivals. It also helped launch her career as a director.

In 2010, she wrote and directed her first feature-length film, The Sleepwalkers. The film was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, and received critical acclaim, with one reviewer praising it as “a bold and original work of art.” The Sleepwalkers was also nominated for several awards, including an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.

In 2012, Zeizig wrote and directed her second feature, The Ghosts of Cité Soleil. The film was an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, and received strong reviews from critics. It also earned her a nomination for the John Cassavetes Award at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Since then, Zeizig has continued to write and direct both feature films and documentaries. Her most recent feature, A Woman in the Shadows, was an official selection of the Venice Film Festival.

Zeizig’s work is characterized by its strong visual style and focus on characters, often from marginalized communities. She has been praised for her ability to tell stories that are both personal and relevant to a wider audience.

Nicole Zeizig is a talented director whose work is sure to gain further recognition in the years to come.

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