Nanette Burstein began her career directing the award-winning documentary, On The Ropes, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary, won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance, and received the DGA award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement. Shortly after, she co-directed the Robert Evans biography, The Kid Stays in the Picture, which became one of the most talked about movies of the year. She produced and directed a five-part documentary series with Quincy Jones Say it Loud: Black Music in America and executive produced VH1’s Rock Doc NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell, which was nominated for two Emmy awards. Continuing her success in the documentary field, her film, American Teen, earned the Documentary Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and The Price of Gold, an ESPN 30 for 30 on Tonya Harding, won Best Television Documentary at the Cinema Eye awards.
She directed the four part docu-series, Hillary, for Hulu which was nominated for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series at the Emmy Awards. The series is a look at the life and work of Hillary Rodham Clinton, interweaving biographical chapters with never-before-seen footage from her 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Nanette also directed the Netflix documentary, ‘Killer Sally,’ which tells the story of former US marine and female bodybuilder Sally McNeil who was convicted of murdering her husband. Nanette’s commercial work spans the gamut of global brands like Verizon, Google, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Facebook, and JP Morgan Chase just to name a few