Emerging narrative talent, director Palmer Enfield knows how to tell a good story. The key, she says is that “You have to be inspired to be inspiring.”
Poignantly aware that inspiration comes in many forms, Palmer often draws from her extensive life experiences.
Currently splitting her time between the east and west coasts, the L.A. born director is at home wherever her suitcase is. A result, she says, of a youth spent criss-crossing the country before her parents finally settled the family in the Pine Barrens of Medford Lakes, NJ. It was there as a high school senior that Palmer was diagnosed with cancer (Hodgkins). The life-altering event inspired her choice to study film at Goucher College where she went on to graduate as part of the college’s last all-female class. “Ever since surviving cancer, I have wanted to create something that had the potential to influence culture and impact millions of people’s lives.”
With that, Palmer began her career in Philadelphia and NYC, working her way up from production assistant to line producer before turning her talents to her first love - directing.
Palmer’s directing forte is emotional, visual storytelling. She loves to work with children and has a keen sense of dialogue. “I believe natural performance comes through the marriage of great casting and spontaneity.”
Among Palmer’s directing credits are projects for: Hallmark Business Expressions (featured on sourceecreative.com, spring 2007), For Eyes, Score! Educational Center, The Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corporation, Lincoln Mercury, Wills Eye Hospital, “The Maury Show”, Joslin Diabetes Center, and The Children’s Crisis Treatment Center of Philadelphia.
Palmer’s short film, “1074 Jump” was sold for limited rights to WTTW, Channel 11 Chicago and has received festival attention. “1074 Jump” was featured on the Independent Film Channel’s (IFC) new show Media Lab Shorts Uploaded as a top online short as well as was an “Official Selection” at the 2005 FAIF, the 2005 West Chester Film Festival, the 2005 Queen’s Film Festival, and the 2003 Philadelphia Film Festival’s Festival of Independents. “Hit’ was one of the most frequently viewed shorts on iFilm.com in 2002.
I have been in the industry since 1987.