Eli Despres

Eli Despres and Elyse Steinberg, ACE, with partner Josh Kriegman, directed and produced the documentary feature film THE FIGHT (Magnolia), Special Jury Prize winner at Sundance 2020. They previously collaborated on the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and Oscar shortlisted documentary WEINER (IFC Films) with Steinberg & Kriegman directing; Despres as editor. The team also created the acclaimed Showtime series COUPLES THERAPY, featured on over a dozen critics’ top ten lists for 2019 and now editing Season Two.

Eli Despres, prior to creating, producing and directing COUPLES THERAPY, THE FIGHT and editing WEINER, Eli co-wrote and edited BLACKFISH (BAFTA-nominated and shortlisted for the Academy Awards). His other writing and editing credits include RED ARMY (Cannes 2014, Sony Pictures), THEY CALL US MONSTERS (PBS), the Emmy Award-winning investigative journalism series EXPOSÉ (PBS), feature documentary CITY LAX (ESPN) and the fiction feature WILDERNESS SURVIVAL FOR GIRLS (ContentFilm/Image Entertainment), which he also directed. Eli was nominated for the American Cinema Editors' Documentary award in 2014 and 2017. He’s an active member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.