Murray Nossel

New York, New York, United States


Murray Nossel Ph.D. (Director) is an Academy Award® nominated filmmaker whose documentary films have screened in dozens of film festivals across the world, including Sundance, Full Frame and IDFA Amsterdam. In 2003, he received an Academy Award® nomination for Why Can’t We Be a Family Again? which also received a Henry Hampton Prize. He was awarded a Cine Golden Eagle for A Brooklyn Family Tale which aired on PBS in 2002. His critically acclaimed feature-film, Paternal Instinct, received 6 festival awards including Best Documentary and Best Film, aired on HBO and the BBC, and screened in over 40 film festivals across the world (see http://www.paternalinstinctfilm.com). Nossel’s latest film is Turn to Me featuring Nobel Prize winning author Elie Wiesel. In 2005, Nossel received a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. He has served as a judge at the Parnu International Film Festival and for the Emmy Documentary Awards. Prior to becoming a filmmaker, Nossel practiced as a clinical psychologist in his native South Africa. He subsequently obtained a Ph.D. in anthropology and social work at Columbia University, where he has taught Life Histories and Narratives as an advanced research methodology. Nossel is also a creator and founding partner of Two Men Talking, an internationally acclaimed storytelling performance recently returned from London’s West End (see http://www.twomentalking.com).