Eli CaneEli Cane

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund | 2013

Producer Eli Cane is the Creative Director of Normal Life Pictures, a New York and London-based production company. He produced The Market Maker for WNET/Wide Angle in 2009, which was selected for the Good Pitch at Silverdocs. Prior to joining Normal Life Pictures, he was a senior production manager at Nonesuch Records, where he oversaw production for more than 150 albums, including a dozen Grammy winners. After joining Normal Life Pictures, he maintained his connection to music, producing videos for Bill Frisell, Jack DeJohnette, Jerry Douglas, Jessica Lea Mayfield, JD Souther, and others. He Executive Produced a film and music project entitled “Miles Español” for eOne Music, which featured alumni from Miles Davis’s various groups and traced the history of music from North Africa through the Iberian Peninsula and into the New World. The project was released in September 2011 as a double disc CD, 25-minute documentary film, and a dozen short films. He has also recently produced episodes of the PBS show Live from the Artist’s Den. In addition to The Dull Knifes, he recently produced a feature-length documentary for the Why Poverty? series entitled The Land Rush, about agricultural land grabs in Mali and the future of food sovereignty. The film was featured at the Good Pitch London in 2011 and at IDFA in 2012. The Why Poverty? series is a co-production between ITVS and the BBC, among others, and when it aired in December 2012 it was seen by over 800 million viewers worldwide. 

On a Knife Edge

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund | 2013