Scott Kirschenbaum Producer/Directior, "You're Looking At Me Like I Live Here And I Don't"

Scott Kirschenbaum is the producer and director of You're Looking At Me Like I Live Here And I Don't, a documentary on Alzheimer's and aging that is premiering on the Emmy award-winning PBS Independent Lens series. He has long been an activist for the elderly, previously completing the documentary Jumor: A Journey through Jewish Humor, about the role of humor in Jewish nursing homes around the country. He has been commissioned to write profiles of the elderly for the Yale Journal of Humanities in Medicine, taught improv comedy to and performed stand-up comedy for nursing home residents across the country, and served as a personal assistant to a screenwriter suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.A participant in the 2010-2011 San Francisco Film Society FilmHouse Residency, Kirschenbaum’s projects include A Soapbox In Haiti, a speaker series that premiered on four major Haitian television stations on the one-year anniversary of the earthquake,and Elementary Cool, a short fiction film that premiered at Playworks’ “Play On” Conference in Fall 2010 and was part of SFFS Youth Education’s “Filmmakers in the Classroom” program.

Kirschenbaum previously directed videos for the San Francisco Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, Cookies for Kids Cancer, StopWaste.Org, LifeTales, and Microsoft.