Eva Brzeski


Featured in Filmmaker Magazine, Eva Ilona Brzeski is the award-winning writer, director and editor of the films This Unfamiliar Place, 24 Girls and China Diary (911), and the director and editor of the underground sensation LAST SEEN, written and co-produced by Holiday Reinhorn.

Eva completed a new short film in Fall 2017 called Fellow American, now being entered into film festivals, and is currently developing a new project.

Eva edited the acclaimed documentaries Under Our Skin, As She Is, Twitch, as well as the TV shows The Real World, The Simple Life and many other documentary and narrative films. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she is also a free-lance editor, and studies and teaches Kadampa Buddhist meditation.


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FILMOGRAPHY

Director/Writer/Editor:
•Fellow American - Short Documentary
•China Diary - Documentary (featured in compilation Underground Zero)
•24 Girls – Documentary
•This Unfamiliar Place – Documentary

Producer/Director/Editor:
•LAST SEEN – Narrative Feature (Written and co-produced by Holiday Reinhorn)

Director/Editor:
•The World of Taub – Documentary

 

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

National Endowment for the Arts
Film Arts Foundation
Pacific Pioneer Fund Documentary Film Grant
The MacDowell Colony, Artist Residency
New York State Council For The Arts
Jerome Foundation
Independent Feature Project Filmmaker Labs

AWARDS & SCREENINGS

Sundance Film Festival, Louisville Film Festival, Best of Festival, Academy Award, Regional Winner, Breckenridge Festival of Film, IDA Special Jury Award, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Regional College Television Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival Most Promising Filmmaker Award, Award of Excellence, DOCTOBER Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Best of Festival. Best Documentary, Short Subject, Chicago International Film Festival, Best Documentary Short, Utah Short Film & Video Festival, Best Documentary, UFVA, Best Documentary, San Francisco International Film Festival New Visions Award, New Orleans Film Festival Lagniappe Award, Atlanta Film & Video Festival Best Documentary Short, Walker Art Center, Pacific Film Archive, Anthology Film Archive, American Cinematheque & others.

EDITOR

The Welcome Home Project/Voices of Vets - Documentary Feature, Two Shoes Productions, in post
Under Our Skin - Documentary Feature,  Open Eye Pictures
The Real World - MTV
The Simple Life - Fox Television
Museum of Television & Radio Special - NBC
American Candidate - Showtime
Making The Band - MTV
POV - Promotions Editor - PBS
American Experience - PBS
MTV TrueLife - MTV
Freelance Editor - Winton/duPont Films, NYC
Criminal - Narrative Feature, David Jacobson (Down in the Valley, Dahmer)
Sacrifice - Documentary Feature, Ellen Bruno

EDUCATION

Stanford University, MA Communication, Documentary Film Program
University of California, Santa Cruz, BA Language Studies
University of Padua, Italy, Visiting Scholar