LAURA DERN is of course well known as an actor but she has also had a turn at directing a few short segments for television.
Laura Dern was a director on the Lifetime series Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013), five stories surrounding mental illness all directed by women. The series was a follow-up to the series Five of stories about women and breast cancer also all directed by women.
ALISON EASTWOOD has followed in her father’s footsteps (Clint Eastwood) and directed films.
Eastwood began studying acting and then moved into directing with her first feature film Rails and Ties (2007).
DELILA VALLOT is an actor and dancer who has directed both a feature length fiction film, the thriller Tunnel Vision (2013) and a documentary Can You Dig This (2015).
Can You Dig This tells the story of four gardeners making magic with soil in the urban South Central Los Angeles.
Known for her comedy, ELAINE MAY was one of very few women in Hollywood to direct films in the 1970s. An actor and director she has helmed now classic films such as Neil Simon’s The Heartbreak Kid (1972).
After the financial and critical disaster of Ishtar May has acted in several films but hasn’t directed since (arguably a fate that would not have befallen an equally skilled male director). She is slated to direct a documentary on her comedian partner Mike Nichols who passed away in November 2014.
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Where to watch her films:
AMAZON (DVDs for PURCHASE)
Read more about her:
The Autobiography of a Soul
Elaine May to Direct Mike Nichols Documentary for PBS
Jewish Women’s Archive
Film Directors’ Site
Unpacking the short but prickly filmography of Elaine May
FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):