Deirdre Fishel

Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Working to alter stereotypes and improve lives

<p><strong>Deirdre Fishel</strong> started her career at WNYC-TV where she produced a half-hour program on women community organizers working to save the South Bronx.&nbsp; She went on to write and direct <strong>SEPARATE SKIN</strong>, an award-winning drama that was distributed by Women Make Movies, and to attend the American Film Institute as a directing fellow. Her dramatic feature film, <strong>RISK</strong>, premiered in competition at the <strong>Sundance Film Festival,</strong> was broadcast on the <strong>Sundance channel</strong>, and had a theatrical, as well as a wide video and international television release.&acirc;&euro;&uml;&nbsp; Her documentary, <strong>STILL DOING IT: The Intimate Lives of Women Over 65 </strong>premiered at <strong>SXSW</strong>, and was in competition at S<strong>ilverDocs, Full Frame, and the Seattle International Film Festival</strong>. It has been licensed for broadcast in fifteen countries worldwide and was expanded into a book (Penguin 2008) co-written with Diana Holtzberg.&nbsp;</p> <p>In 1995, Deirdre started <strong>Mind's Eye Productions</strong>, dedicated primarily to producing cutting edge films for and about teenagers.&nbsp; <strong>DEALING WITH TEEN DATING ABUSE: Matters Of Choice </strong>received a CINE Golden Eagle.&nbsp; <strong>SUICIDE ON CAMPUS, </strong>produced with The <strong>New York Times Magazine</strong>, has become a major resource for Universities across the U.S. and Canada and lives on the New York Times website.&nbsp; <strong>THE BOY GAME</strong> is a transmedia project that explores peer violence among boys from the vantage point of the cultural landscape of hyper masculinity.&nbsp; The video portion will begin distribution with New Day Films August 2012.&nbsp; In addition, Deirdre has produced videos for <strong>The Brooklyn Family Defense Project, The Natioanal Council of Jewish Women, Rutgers University, the NYC Department of Health, and Spence Chapin Family Services</strong> among many others.</p> <p>Deirdre has a degree in history and semiotics from <strong>Brown University,</strong> and is on the faculty of <strong>The New School</strong>.</p>

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