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Maddie Stambler is a documentary filmmaker.


She is a graduate of Duke University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in 2017 in a self-designed major entitled “Storytelling: History, Theory, Ethics, and Practice.”


In 2017, Maddie moved to Los Angeles where she worked at Tripod Media as a production assistant on Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) and Assassins (2020), as a production associate on the five-part Apple TV+ docuseries Visible: Out on Television (2020), and as a researcher on Good Night Oppy (2022). Maddie also worked at Supper Club as an archival coordinator on Wolfgang (2021) and as an additional archive producer on Stan Lee (2023).


In the spring of 2021, Maddie premiered her documentary short film Who Fights For You? at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The film is about her childhood best friend who is an African American pastor with cerebral palsy. Who Fights For You? has screened at numerous film festivals nationwide and was nominated for Best Short Documentary at the 2021 BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.


Maddie is a recent graduate of Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program. Her thesis film, Living Legacy, tells the story of the Historic Russell School, the last remaining Rosenwald School in Durham County. Maddie also earned the Certificate in College Teaching at Duke.

She has experience shooting films on the Canon C70 and Canon C300 Mark III.

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