Eli Speigel is freelance director and editor born and raised in Toronto, Canada.
His work spans many different forms and styles: absurdist comedy shorts to sizzles for global toy companies, documentaries to music videos, talk-shows to advertisements and corporate videos, and so on.
In 2016/2017, Eli's DIY short films, Gone Fishin' and An Offwhite Flag, received official selection at Toronto Film Week, Videodrunk, and Toronto New Wave film festivals. In 2018, the web series, Blood, which he directed and edited, received Official Selection at the New Jersey Web Festival, NYC Web Fest, and Baltimore New Media Festival, AND won Best Comedy Web Series at the New Haven IFF. As solely an editor, some of his projects include the short films, The Burglar and Charlie, and a music video for Tange's Victories, which premiered at Toronto Shorts IFF, LA Shorts IFF, and California Music Video & Film Awards respectively.
In 2020 it was announced that his short film, Stain, will be participating in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival (now pushed to 2021) Stain was also a semi-finalist in the April/May Dumbo Film Festival competition in New York City, an official selection for the Toronto Lift-Off Global Network, and was awarded Best Canadian Short Film by Toronto Film Channel for their fall season. Stain is now available online via Beyond The Short, Film Shortage, Kino Short of the Week and Shorted.
Also in 2020, Sabine Spare's sci-fi short, Object Reality (which Eli edited) premiered on Retrospective of Jupiter.
2021 will see the release of a feature length cinéma-vérité documentary film, Plains, made in collaboration with Romanne Walker.
Eli is sick of referring to himself in third-person and just wants you to watch his stuff and hit him up so he can keep making more.