Nanette Burstein joined Hungry Man as an Academy Award nominee having already directed several award-winning and critically acclaimed documentaries and features. Nanette’s first film, On The Ropes, received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary, won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance, and received the DGA award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement- all while she was still attending NYU Tisch School of Film.
In 2013, Nanette earned the distinction of being 1 of 4 directors Nominated for the Commercial Emmy for her poignant Google Chrome spot, Jess Time. Additionally, Nanette’s success in the documentary field is widely known. For example, her Robert Evans biography, The Kid Stays in the Picture, was one of the most talked about movies of that year, winning the Boston Society of Film Critics Award, the Golden Satellite Award, and the Seattle Film Critic’s Award for Best Documentary. A few years later, Nanette expanded on her success with the film American Teen, which followed the lives of five teenagers through their senior year of high school in a small Indiana town. The film received immense critical acclaim and earned Nanette the Documentary Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Nanette’s other commercial work has garnered much attention form the media with high-profile spots for clients like Verizon, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Avon, Coke, and Walmart. Nanette was included in AdWeek’s Top 100 of 2016 list as well as their 20 Content Creators Who Are Setting the Bar for Creativity in 2016 and very recently returned from Europe after wrapping a ton of spots for Youtube. Immediately after, she began a new project, traveling to Iceland, Vietnam and Mexico City. She had just returned to the United States when she was called abroad yet again, this time, however, it was to accept a Silver Lion for her Microsoft spot Make What’s Next at the 2016 Cannes Lion Festival. So… Ya know… There’s worse reasons to have to travel.
Nanette is wonderful with real people and real stories and her work shows the care and detail she brings to every project she does.