Under G-d

Directors

Paula Eiselt

Executive Producers

Rahdi Taylor

Producers

Paula Eiselt, Darcy McKinnon

Editors

Inés Vogelfang

Cinematographers

Jenni Morello

Inspired by the lawsuits filed in Florida challenging the state’s abortion ban on the basis of religious freedom, Under G-d explores the national Jewish response to the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization U.S. Supreme Court decision woven through the lived experiences of impacted Jewish women and the various lawsuits currently being launched by rabbis, Jewish organizations and interfaith leaders to challenge the overturning of Roe v. Wade, state by state. Through the lens of maintaining the separation between church and state, these nationwide efforts are predicated on ultimately protecting religious freedom – and democracy – for all.

Aftershock -- Following the deaths of two young women due to childbirth complications, two bereaved families galvanize activists, birth-workers and physicians to reckon with one of the most pressing American crisis today: the US maternal health crisis. Executive Producer Paula Eiselt, shown. (Photo by: Matt Sayles/Hulu)

Paula Eiselt

Director, Under G-d

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.