Enid Zentelis

Associate Arts Professor

Photo of Enid Zentelis

Enid Zentelis is an award winning director and writer.  

Most recently, she created, executive produced, and hosts a nonfiction narrative podcast, How My Grandmother Won WWII, a 6-part series, which follows a granddaughter's journey to discover the covert work her Hungarian Jewish grandmother did for British Special Ops.  The series was part of IFP Week inaugural Audio Hub, and will be part of Film London's UPstream for original IP set in the UK. Episode 1 Airing on January 27th, 2021. Listen here:  https://www.spreaker.com/show/how-my-grandmother-won-wwii

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.) 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.

Her indie series pilot, Au Pair, premiered in Episodic Competition at 2017 Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival. She was an NBC-Universal Directing Fellow on Tina Fey/Tracey Wigfield produced series, Great News.

She is developing her next feature and original series.

Visit: www.enidzentelis.com



Twitter @EnidZentelis

Find her films on Amazon, iTunes and Netflix