Winnipeg born, Los Angeles bred, Esther Zeilig is an emerging writer/director living and working in LA. She received her BA from UCLA in Film and Television with a concentration in cinematography, and earned her MFA from the prestigious Film Directing Program at California Institute of the Arts. There, she studied closely with filmmaker Josephine Decker, who instilled in her a strong sense of collaborative rehearsal processes and bold, unconventional story structure.
Her CalArts thesis film, What We Don't Say, premiered at the REDCAT Center for Contemporary Arts in Los Angeles and was recently featured on Film Shortage's Daily Short Picks. Esther is currently in pre-production for her next short film, Agnes, a coming-of-age horror.
California Institute of the Arts- MFA,
Film Directing (2019)
UCLA - BA, Film & Television (2012)
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Photography & Photo Editing