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Maddie Stambler is a documentary filmmaker based in Durham, North Carolina.


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.”


After graduating from Duke, 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 currently a graduate student in Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program. She is interested in probing questions of memory, perspective, and interpretation by exploring the role that archival materials play in documentary work.

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