Nick Doob

Nick Doob has been director, cinematographer and editor on numerous award-winning films.  He shot five films which were nominated for Academy Awards, including From Mao to Mozart and Smile Pinki which won.  He has received eight film-maker grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and the Director’s Guild.  He directed Down from the Mountain with D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus and Elaine Stritch at Liberty for HBO, which won an Emmy.  In 2000 he won an Emmy as a producer on American High, the acclaimed verité TV series.  For HBO he co-directed with Rory Kennedy A Boy’s Life, and has shot a number of Pennebaker-Hegedus films, including Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973), The War Room (1993), and directed with Chris Hegedus, Al Franken: God Spoke.  He directed Carmen & Geoffrey with his wife, Linda Atkinson, the prize-winning film about the dancers Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder.   Recently, with Shari Cookson, he made "The Memory Loss Tapes" for HBO which won the Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking.