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Mel Eslyn

Duplass Brothers Productions

Mel Eslyn is a film and television producer, writer and director, and President of Duplass Brothers Productions. Winner of the 2016 Independent Spirit Producer's Award, Eslyn is the veteran producer behind films that include the 2014 Sundance hit THE ONE I LOVE, Clea DuVall's debut THE INTERVENTION, Lynn Shelton's OUTSIDE IN, Miguel Arteta's DUCK BUTTER, Natalie Morales' LANGUAGE LESSONS, and Roshan Sethi’s 7 DAYS, for which she won her 2nd Spirit Award. In the documentary space Eslyn frequently collaborates with filmmaker Sam Jones, most recently on his HBO features TONY HAWK: UNTIL THE WHEELS FALL OFF for which she won the Producers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Sports Program, and JASON ISBELL: RUNNING WITH OUR EYES CLOSED. She also produced the award winning documentary NOT GOING QUIETLY, which follows the activist and lawyer Ady Barkan as he embarks on a national campaign for healthcare reform. On the smaller screen, her narrative television producing credits include HBO's ROOM 104 on which she also frequently wrote and directed, and the breakout HBO comedy "Somebody Somewhere", which was named an AFI Television Program of the Year in its 1st Season. Her documentary series credits include the Independent Spirit Award nominated docu-series THE LADY AND THE DALE and the Hulu series SASQUATCH. Last year Eslyn produced the HBO documentary LAST STOP LARRIMAH, as well as released her narrative feature directorial debut BIOSPHERE, starring Sterling K. Brown and Mark Duplass. In January she premiered the pilot to her series PENELOPE, which she co-created with Mark Duplass, at 2024's Sundance Film Festival. Her most recent release, the docu-series AMERICAN CONSPIRACY:THE OCTOPUS MURDERS, debuted at #4 in the US on Netflix. Upcoming releases include Morrisa Maltz's JAZZY which she produced with Lily Gladstone, Nnamdi Asomugha's THE KNIFE, and the third season of HBO's SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE.

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Events featuring Mel Eslyn
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