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Paula Eiselt is an award-winning independent feature-film filmmaker known for her journalistic rigor in telling timely and intelligent cinematic stories led by strong-willed characters. She has dedicated her filmmaking career to shining an intimate light on trailblazers and everyday heroes from all walks of life and is most notably known for her two award-winning documentary features, 93Queen (POV/ITVS, HBO Max) and most recently, Aftershock (Hulu, Disney+).
Aftershock, which spotlights the long-lasting effects of the US maternal health crisis, premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Doc Competition and was awarded the Special Jury Award: Impact for Change. The film also won the Full Frame Film Festival’s Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights and was screened as an official selection at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival. Aftershock was acquired out of Sundance by Disney’s Onyx Collective and ABC News Studios. The film was released on Hulu in the US and on Disney+ worldwide on July 2022 and has since garnered two Critics Choice Documentary Awards nominations, including Best Documentary Feature.
In 2022, IndieWire named Paula one of 22 Rising Filmmakers to Watch and she is a 2022 DOC NYC 40 Under 40 honoree In 2019, she was named one of Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36.” Paula is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a double major in Film Production and Cinema studies.