Deborah Kampmeier

Deborah Kampmeier is an award-winning filmmaker. Her first feature Virgin, starring Elisabeth Moss and Robin Wright, was nominated for two 2004 Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Actress for Elisabeth Moss and the John Cassavetes Award. Her second feature, Hounddog, starring Dakota Fanning and Robin Wright, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Deborah’s third feature, Split, won Best of Show at the 2016 Female Eye Film Festival and was nominated for the Independent Vision Best Film at the 2016 Sarasota Film Festival. Kampmeier made her television directorial debut on Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed series Queen Sugar in 2019 and followed immediately with two episodes of DuVernay’s new series Cherish the Day. Her fourth feature, TAPE, starring Isabelle Fuhrman is having its online virtual release March 26, 2020, and will be available on Amazon and iTunes April 10th. Deborah is prepping her next feature, Dirt Rhapsody, as well as her limited series Pilgrim’s Wilderness.

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Talks

Take Your Shit and Turn It Into Gold

By Deborah Kampmeier | March 24, 2020

Take Your Shit and Turn It Into Gold

Writer-director Deborah Kampmeier on the profound experience of telling her collaborator Annarosa Mudd's story in her new film, TAPE.

“A Warrior Genius with a Child’s Brain in a Sex Goddess Body?”

By Josephine Decker | June 20, 2017

“A Warrior Genius with a Child’s Brain in a Sex Goddess Body?”

Writer-directors Josephine Decker, Deborah Kampmeier and Drew Denny discuss their differing and complicated feelings about Wonder Woman.