Esther Bell

Esther Bell has written and directed several independent feature films that were praised in the NY Times ,Variety and later distributed by Sundance & Showtime. Bell has also produced/directed for MTV, CBS, NBC, Current and IFC, Much Music, truTV, Current and Sundance channel. Bell's first documentary, Mark of an Amateur won an award from TLC (The Learning Channel). Before embarking upon her feature film career after college, Bell shot several successful short films, including Purple Jesus, which screened as part of the Nuyorican's Fifth Night Series and the Women in the Director's Chair International Festival. Her first feature film, Godass, starred artist Nika Feldman, Julianne Nicholson Fred Schneider (B-52's) and Tina Holmes. The film was sold and screened on Showtime and Sundance Channel. Bell's second feature,Exist starred Ben Bartlett and Nick Mevoli, & Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio ). It received critical acclaim in the New York Times due to its incisive look into young activists post 911. Exist has been screened in festivals around the world, including the Rotterdam film festival and later distributed on Netflix.