About the director, 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, 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, a film about the dancers Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder, which is beginning a theatrical run. He recently finished producing and directing with Shari Cookson, The Memory Loss Tapes, a 90 minute film for HBO about Alzheimer’s Disease.