Dawn Scibilia

Dawn Scibilia, Director  


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Brooklyn, NY
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Multiple award-winning filmmaker Dawn Scibilia was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her debut documentary, HOME won critical acclaim and earned an Emmy Award and two Emmy Award nominations. Dawn co-produced, directed, photographed and edited the documentary which includes Susan Sarandon, Woody Allen, Liam Neeson, Pete Hamill, Fran Lebowitz along with a host of notable New Yorkers. Previously Dawn produced, directed and edited short films and directed off off Broadway theatre, including Noel Coward’s HAY FEVER.

Inspired by…

  • The French New Wave, Federico Fellini, David Lean, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Tati,

Favorite Genres

  • Film Noir, Drama, comedy, Documentary

Favorite Films

  • Chinatown, Cleo from 5 to 7, Casablanca, 8 1/2, The Conformist, Dr. Strangelove, Nights of Cabiria, Barry Lyndon, The Big Lebowski, Hiroshima Mon Amour, In a Lonely Place, Let the Right One In, The Double Life of Veronique, All Bout Eve, Three Colors, Red, Blue White, Nights of Cabiria, La Dolce Vita, Bicycle Thieves, The Underground, The English Patient, La Strada, The 400 Blows, Mon Oncle, L'Avventura, Heat, Unforgiven, Lawrence of Arabia, Vertigo, It's a Wonderful Life, Bringing Up Baby, An Affair To Remember, Jaws, Star Wars trilogy, Amelie, The Out of Towners (with Jack Lemon), Being There, Moonstruck, The Godfather trilogy, The French Connection, Scarface, East of Eden, Giant, The Roaring Twenties, The Wizard of Oz, From Here to Eternity, The Misfits, Before Night Falls, The Long Goodbye, Once Upon a Time in America, Once Upon a Time in the West, Days of Wine and Roses, The Apartment, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Charade, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Sound of Music, August: Osage County, Clueless, Terms of Endearment, Rocky, An Officer and a Gentlemen, The Third Man, Citizen, Kane, On The Waterfront, Streetcar Named Desire, Sunset Blvd, Singing in the Rain, Notorious, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Raging Bull, Dr. Zhivago, North by Northwest, Rear Window,