Zoë Eisenberg is a writer, producer and director on the big island of Hawai’i. A regional filmmaker, she aims to foster parity in front of and behind the camera, and chooses projects that elevate her community through a focus on female-driven, queer and indigenous stories. She is a 2021 ‘Ohina Film Lab Fellow and the recipient of the 2021 ‘Ohina Greenlight award, as well as a 2021 Hawai’i Wahine in Filmmaking Fellow, 2020 Creative Lab Hawai’i Directing Fellow, and 2019 Creative Lab Hawai’i Producing Fellow. An active member of both Film Fatales and Women in Film, her work has played on PBS, Hawaiian Airlines and shown theatrically across the state of Hawai’i. As a screenwriter, Zoë has placed in the Page Awards and the Austin Film Festival Script Competition.
In response to the pandemic in 2020, she co-created Live From the Empty Palace, a weekly performance series featuring local musicians, circus artists and alternative talent performing in the empty Hilo Palace theater. Her work as a producer on the series earned her a nomination for the 2021 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawaiian Grammys). In 2021, she opened the circus training and performance space The Airhouse, located in downtown Hilo.