Deborah Dickson, a three time Academy Award nominee, is an independent filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. FRANCES STELOFF: MEMOIRS OF A BOOKSELLER, a film she produced, directed and edited, premiered at both Sundance and Berlin and was nominated for an Academy Award. SUZANNE FARRELL: ELUSIVE MUSE (co-directed with Anne Belle) premiered at the New York Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1997. LALEE’S KIN, (the eighth film in collaboration with Susan Froemke and Maysles Films) premiered at Sundance in 2000. It was nominated for a Spirit Award and an Academy Award. It won an Alfred I. duPont Award in 2004
Her film, THE EDUCATION OF GORE VIDAL, premiered at Sundance in 2003 and was broadcast on PBS’s American Masters. RUTHIE AND CONNIE: EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2001 and won over 14 awards at festivals worldwide, including best documentary at the Seattle Film Festival and the Nashville Film Festival. It was broadcast on Cinemax.
In addition to WITNESSES TO A SECRET WAR, Dickson has recently completed ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, a documentary film about love and war, produced and filmed aboard an American aircraft carrier on a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf. In startling verite intimacy, the film captures the camaraderie of military life, the bizarre psychology of modern warfare, and the difficulty of family life in the service.
Dickson received a BA in English Literature from Barnard College and an MFA in Film from New York University.