George Eli is an American Roma producer, director, writer and activist. As the owner of 4th Nail Productions, LLC, his vision is the main driving force behind the company. George was involved as an actor and sound producer in When the Road Bends: Tales of A Gypsy Caravan (directed by Jasmine Dellal), which was made in 2006.
His first feature-length film, entitled Searching for the 4th Nail, was released in February 2010 and won him the Best Filmmaker Award at the Connecticut Film Festival. This documentary tells the story of Roma people, past and present, and seeks to inspire hope of a bright future for all Rom. His most recent project, The Traveling Gypsy, is a travel show that Eli has been making since 2013. In the show he travels all over the world and is hosted by a different Roma / Gypsy family or individual in each episode.
Filmography / Awards
2009 Searching for the 4th Nail, winner of the Connecticut Film Festival
2013 The Traveling Gypsy