Deborah Scranton, Producer/Director
Deborah Scranton made her feature film directorial debut with the award winning The War Tapes, which premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Documentary Feature. The War Tapes grew out of her locally acclaimed World War II television documentary, Stories from Silence, Witness to War, and her own commitment to using new technologies to give people power in creating their own media, and tell their own stories.
Declining an offer in 2004 from the New Hampshire National Guard to embed herself as a filmmaker in Iraq, Scranton instead gave the soldiers cameras and trained them as cinematographers. Scranton directed The War Tapes and Bad Voodoo’s War using email and near-perpetual instant messaging with the soldiers.
Scranton started her career in journalism freelancing for ESPN, CBS Sports, ABC Sports, MTV Networks, USA Networks and The Outdoor Life Network. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in semiotics. A former member of the U.S. Ski Team, Scranton resides on her family's farm in the mountains of New Hampshire.