Eben Portnoy is a filmmaker and musician. He grew up on a working farm in rural Massachusetts and spent his twenties producing community theater and touring in experimental pop bands. He graduated with an MFA in Directing from UCLA in 2014. His films have found support from the Sloan Science Foundation, Google Creative Collective, the MAE Foundation, and the LEF Moving Image Fund. As a documentary editor he has worked with filmmakers including Renee Tajima-Peña and Celine Parreñas Shimizu. He is currently co-directing two feature documentaries, Kaksori! and In the Water of Lethe, and is the cinematographer for Nordic Stars, Morning Calm (Sant & Usant, Norway).