Stacey Reiss is an Emmy award-winning producer who writes, directs and produces documentaries and narrative films.
She is the producer of THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, which follows 13 year old Aisholpan, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Mongolian family to become an eagle hunter. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2016, played Telluride and Toronto, and was released by Sony Pictures Classics. The film has been nominated for a BAFTA, Producers Guild Award, Directors Guild Award and was shortlisted for an Academy Award.
Her documentary credits include SUITED, a modern look at gender through the conduit of clothing (Sundance 2016); THE DIPLOMAT, about the life and legacy of the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke (Tribeca 2015); IT’S ME, HILARY, a portrait of the artist behind the iconic “Eloise” books (Sundance 2015); and I KNEW IT WAS YOU, about the late actor John Cazale known as “Fredo” in “The Godfather” (Sundance 2009.) All were acquired by HBO.
Upcoming projects include TOKYO PROJECT (directed by Richard Shepard) starring Elisabeth Moss and Ebon Moss-Bachrach; and two feature documentaries currently in production.
Other programs include JOACHIM PRINZ: I SHALL NOT BE SILENT, a one hour documentary about the Jewish representative at the March on Washington; VISION QUEST the documentary about an experimental treatment for blindness for which she won the prestigious Front Page Award for Best Documentary; and multiple episodes of TREASURES OF NEW YORK a documentary series for WNET/PBS.
Her past experience includes more than a decade as a producer for “Dateline NBC” covering major events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina (Emmy nom), and the Elizabeth Smart case (Emmy.)
Stacey also produces digital content for clients which include Lenny Letter, Comcast, the Reebok Foundation and Diageo.
Stacey holds a journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and was a Harvard Medical School Journalism Fellow.