Marisa Silver

Director, Screenwriter, Editor
While this director is the daughter of a film family, she has sought to earn her own way: her father is producer Raphael Silver; her mother director Joan Micklin Silver. Marisa Silver got her start while attending ... Read more »
Born: 04/22/1960 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (6)

L.A. Law 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Director

He Said, She Said 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Vital Signs 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Permanent Record 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Old Enough 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Indecency (TV Show)

Director

Biography

While this director is the daughter of a film family, she has sought to earn her own way: her father is producer Raphael Silver; her mother director Joan Micklin Silver. Marisa Silver got her start while attending Harvard, where she directed the short "Dexter T" (1977) and edited the documentary "Light Coming Through: A Portrait of Maud Morgan". In 1982, she co-directed (with Peter Davis) the Emmy-nominated PBS "Middletown" segment "A Community of Praise", which profiled a Christian Fundamentalist group. Thereafter, Silver's TV experience was limited to directing a 1992 episode of "L.A. Law" (NBC) and a USA Network telefilm "Indecency" (also 1992).

Her big-screen debut came with the Sundance-sponsored film "Old Enough" (1984), co-produced with her sister, Dina. Silver both wrote and directed this small, charming film about the friendship between a rich girl and a poor girl in New York. Her second film, "Permanent Record" (1988), featured a young Keanu Reeves in a drama about teen suicide. She stayed with the people-oriented genre with "Vital Signs" (199), a drama about a group of medical students. Silver's first co-directing project (with Ken Kwapis) was the high-concept "He Said, She Said" (1991), a battle of the sexes comedy shown alternately from the view of the man (Kevin Bacon) and the woman (Elizabeth Perkins).

Relationships

Raphael Silver

Father
born 1930 president of Silverfilm Productions

Joan Silver

Mother
born 1935 films include "Hester Street," "Crossing Delancey"

Claudia Silver

Sister

Dina Silver

Sister

EDUCATION

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts

Milestones

2000

Published short story in The New Yorker

1992

TV-movie directorial debut "Indecency" (USA Network)

1992

TV directing debut, episode of "L.A. Law" (NBC)

1991

Co-directed "He Said, She Said" with Ken Kwapis

1984

Feature screenwriting and directing debut, "Old Enough"

1982

Co-directed TV special, "A Community of Praise" (PBS)

1977

Made first film, a 20-minute documentary, while at Harvard

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