The Filmmakers

March 23, 2015

Eileen Torpey

Eileen Olivieri Torpey, Filmmaker/Artist, M.F.A., has worked in the visual arts for two decades. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally in diverse venues such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Soap Factory in Minneapolis, the abandoned Sacred Heart Mission Church in Ruidosa, Texas and the Stekkjarflot Nature Park in Reykjavik, Iceland. Ms. Torpey’s directorial debut film, “Ocean Keeper,” premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival and on WNET Thirteen, New York City in 2012. Since its premiere, “Ocean Keeper” has broadcast on over 300 PBS stations across the country.

Her current productions include: co-producing “Just One Drop” an international film about homeopathy; directing “Fire Seeking Fire”, an intermedia art installation; curating “DRIFT Art Project”, a nomadic group art exhibition. Ms. Torpey is a two-time recipient of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation artist residency award, a grantee of the New Visions Film Award in New Mexico and a recipient of a U.S. Embassy Grant. She received her M.F.A. at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Presently she works as a video producer/director and consultant for Libero Canto Singing, L.L.C. and divides her time between New York City and Santa Fe. She is the founder/director of her production company Pure Newt LLC.