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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) and as a production associate on the five-part Apple TV+ docuseries Visible: Out on Television (2020). Maddie also worked as an archival coordinator at Supper Club on the Disney+ documentary Wolfgang (2021).


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.

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