Valerie Weiss
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Valerie Weiss is an Award-winning filmmaker and scientist who has infused her signature blend of elevated and emotional storytelling into her four feature films and dozens of television episodes. Her work has been called "daringly light" for the way it embraces controversial topics in enchanting ways and spans the genres of action, thriller, drama, science-fiction and comedy. Valerie's recently released feature film, Mixtape, which she directed for Netflix from a Blacklist-winning script, has scored a coveted 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and ranks as one of the best family films of 2021 according to The Washington Post and Common Sense Media. Mixtape, a nostalgic musical odyssey through the 80s and 90s follows 12-year old Beverly Moody as she seeks to learn about her late parents from a punk rock mixtape she finds in her basement. Valerie's recent television work includes directing the finale of the upcoming limited series Echoes (Netflix) for showrunners Brian Yorkey and Quinton Peeples, two episodes of Fox's new Country Music Drama, Monarch, starring Susan Sarandon, and multiple episodes across all seasons of Netflix's global megahit Outer Banks (Netflix). Additionally, she has directed multiple episodes for several of television's biggest producers including Shonda Rhimes, Dick Wolf, Greg Berlanti and Marc Cherry. Valerie's third feature, The Archer, is a feminist coming-of-age action film best described as Thelma and Louise meets First Blood and premiered at SXSW.