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ABOUT

Paula Bernstein is a writer/editor with many years of experience. A regular contributor to Filmmaker Magazine and No Film School, she is also a writer/researcher for Blue Chalk Media. Previously, she was an editor at IndieWire.

She recently directed "Sole Doctor,” a short documentary which has screened at assorted film festivals, including DOC NYC, the Napa Valley Film Festival and Portland International Film Festival.

A former television reporter for Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, Bernstein has also been a regular contributor to Fast Company. She has also worked as a content creator and social media consultant for companies including Nickelodeon and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

She is the co-author of "Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited" (Random House, 2007). 

A graduate of Wellesley College, Bernstein received her M.A. in Cinema Studies from New York University. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.

Sole Doctor

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"Sole Doctor" is a short documentary set at George's Shoe Repair, a family-owned business in Portland, Oregon that has served the community for over 50 years.  George is preparing to pass the store on to his son, Joshua, a former modern dancer.  Mia, Joshua's young daughter, also learns the family trade.

Directed and produced by Paula Bernstein, "Sole Doctor" marks Bernstein's directorial debut. She has chronicled the experience of directing her first short film in a series of journals for Filmmaker Magazine.

"Sole Doctor" has screened at multiple film festivals, including DOC NYC, the Napa Valley Film Festival and BendFilm Festival. Check here for upcoming screenings and find out more about the film here.