Deborah Attoinese is an award winning director, producer and writer.   

Her work has been shown on Netflix, CineMax and Showtime and includes: Hollywood Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, Curb Entertainment and Bill Kenwright Productions among others.


Originally from New York, Deborah began her career as a self-taught

fashion photographer.  Her signature style has appeared in the pages of

Conde Nast Publications, The Sunday New York Times, Details Magazine

and more. She was selected by BackStage as one of NYC's fashion

photographers to watch as they transitioned into directing.


Her first short film, RUNNING OUT OF GRACE quickly garnered the

attention of Propaganda Films and Deborah relocated to Los Angeles

where she wrote and directed her first full length feature film; ZOE with

co-writer Amy Dawes. The film stars Jenny Seagrove and Vanessa Zima

and was a film festival favorite screening throughout the USA and abroad

including the: AFI, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Taos and the

Mar Del Plata Film festivals.

ON DIRECTING,  Deborah's full length documentary and labor of love

which takes an in-depth look at the filmmakers journey of self-discovery

from the point-of-view of "life reflecting art' features iconic directors

Bille August, Roland Joffe, Agnes Varda and Wim Wenders is currently

available on

Deborah wrote, directed and produced her next film; SNAIL, a

whimsical romantic comedy featuring Brendan Hunt and Yvonne Zima.

Snail premiered in Official Selection at the Palm Springs International

Shortfest in 2014. It also screened at Napa Valley and Mill Valley Film

Festivals and was awarded a San Francisco Film Award of Excellence

and Short Film of the Month in the United Kingdom.


2016, Deborah's latest short film; GIRL KNIGHT stars two talented

newcomers; Darla Lewis and Pilar Petropolous-White. The film was

completed after a successful Kickstarter (Staff Pick) campaign which

was also selected as an Indiewire Project of the week.

Deborah is now in pre-production with an original mini-series titled:

CONCRETE along with an original web series, LADY LIBERTY.


Forever passionate about world and environmental issues, Deborah

donates her filmmaking skills to several causes including THE PEACE PROJECT in Los Angeles which she received a 2013 Inspiration Award.    


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