Eliza McNitt

Greenwich, CT

Eliza tells awe-inspiring stories about science with imagination and heart.

Eliza McNitt found filmmaking through science. A top winner of the Intel Science Fair for her research on Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder, Eliza’s first film Requiem for the Honeybee followed the mystery of vanishing honeybees and was broadcast internationally on C-Span. Her unique voice as a director, fusing science with narrative storytelling, has been supported by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Global Dialogues, TED, and Google. At NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Eliza was the winner of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Production Grant for her film Without Fire which was filmed on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, and starred the late Misty Upham (Frozen River, August: Osage County). Eliza then developed a comedic series with Google to empower women to learn to code. She is currently creating a Virtual Reality experience following the journey of The Hubble Telescope through the cosmos in collaboration with National Sawdust.