Cynthia Silver is an NYC-based stage & film director and acting teacher who was one of ten filmmakers selected to participate in the 2019 THROUGH HER LENS: The Tribeca CHANEL Women's Filmmaker Program. She began her artistic career training at New York City’s Atlantic Acting School where she is now a faculty member and earned her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her filmmaking is a culmination of twenty-five years of acting, directing, and teaching. It is with former students and many longtime theatre colleagues that Cynthia made the award-winning shorts SLEEP TRAINING, SIBS, CHEMISTRY, and the short form series ADULT, all of which have screened at a wide range of festivals throughout North America.
Cynthia’s most recent short film, THE SHALLOW END, written by acclaimed playwright Wendy MacLeod and based on her one-act play of the same title, was an Official Selection at the 2019 Adirondack Film Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival, the recipient of the Silver Whiskers Award at IndieWorks NY, and will continue its festival run in 2020. She is currently in development for MELISSA, her second collaboration with writer and lead actor of CHEMISTRY, Charlotte Martin. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Cynthia lives in Manhattan with her husband Matt and their daughter Sadie.