Unlike many up -and-coming filmmakers in the 1980s who went the film school route MAGGIE GREENWALD learned the ropes of filmmaking directly through working on sets, driving vans, editing and exposing herself to the ins-and-outs of the industry before making her first feature Home Remedy (1987).
Her film noir The Kill-Off (1989) based on the novel by Jim Thompson is listed as one of the top 100 American Independent Films by the British Film Institute. Greenwald went on to direct The Ballad of Little Joe (1993) taking over the traditionally male-genre of the Western and putting a woman at the center of it and she continues to direct films and for television.
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IndieWire – INTERVIEW: Imagecatcher; The Ballad of Maggie Greenwald
FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):
2005Wildfire (TV Series) (1 episode)
1996-1997The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (TV Series) (9 episodes)
1994-1996The Adventures of Pete & Pete (TV Series) (3 episodes)
Maggie GREENWALD’s work sticks to the ribs. She’s an original with strong values and sensuality too. Her casting is magnificent. I look forward to her next film.
Couldn’t agree more!