Enid Zentelis

Associate Arts Professor

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Enid Zentelis is an award winning director, writer and podcaster.  

Most recently, she created, executive produced, and hosted an acclaimed nonfiction podcast, How My Grandmother Won WWII, a 6-part series, which follows her journey to uncover the covert work her Hungarian-Jewish grandmother did for British Special Ops.  The podcast charted all over the world as was sold for scripted series development deal to Red Arrow's Kinetic Content. Listen here everywhere you find podcasts.

Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, and awards at New York Film FestivalTribeca, and winner of Best Director prize at Sonoma FF, her features include: Evergreen, Sundance, Dramatic Competition, and Bottled Up, produced by Olympus Pictures (Beginners), nominated for The Nora Ephron Prize at Tribeca Film Festival, stars Oscar winner,  Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and Josh Hamilton(Eighth Grade.) Her first film, an experimental documentary, Granny was an Outlaw, chronicles her family’s rescue by Raoul Wallenberg during the Holocaust, and streams on US Holocaust Memorial Museum site as part of its permanent archive. Commercial director work for clients including: The Clinton Foundation/Radical Media, Warner Records, Universal Records, including films on legends Eric Clapton and The Impressions and acclaimed band WILCO.

In addition to creating and writing series pilot for How My Grandmother Won WWII, Zentelis recently published her feature screenplay, Everybody Gets Killed, as part of inaugural series from Screen(Play) Press, best un-produced screenplays.  Available here:



Patreon: https://patreon.com/howmygrandmotherwonwwii

Find her films on Amazon, iTunes and Netflix