About the team

Robert Eggers (Writer-Director) is a Brooklyn-based writer and director. Originally from New Hampshire, Eggers got his professional start directing and designing experimental and classical theatre in New York City. Eggers eventually transitioned to film, directing several short films, and throughout his twenties, worked extensively as a designer for film, television, print, theater and dance. The Witch, his feature film debut as writer and director, won the Directing Award in the U.S. Dramatic category at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it premiered to critical acclaim. Eggers is currently in development on the medieval epic fantasy The Knight, with Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 and Parts & Labor. Also on his slate is a reimagining of F.W. Murnau’s classic Nosferatu.

The Witch is a Cinereach grantee.

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