Eddie Rosenstein


Eddie Rosenstein is a documentary filmmaker living in New York City. His films are about a wide range of subjects but mostly regular people doing extraordinary things, often against great odds. His previous work includes: A Tickle in the Heart (producer, 1996), about the world’s greatest Klezmer musicians who were ‘discovered’ as senior citizens; Waging a Living (co-director, 2003), for which Rosenstein followed three low-wage families for three years, capturing their attempts to extricate themselves from poverty; School Play (co-producer/director 2008), a hilarious tale of fifth graders pushed to the limit by their grade school play; Sandhogs (producer/director, 2008), about the legendarily wild band of urban miners, without whom New York city could not possibly exist; and Boatlift (producer/director, 2011), a short film narrated by Tom Hanks which tells the epic tale of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken seawalls of Lower Manhattan.

Eddie has also produced television programming for networks including A&E, TruTV, History, Discovery ID, HBO, PBS and AMC. He has won dozens of international film festival prizes and been nominated for an Emmy. Rosenstein teaches documentary filmmaking at the New York Film Academy, lectures frequently, and lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and two sons.