I grew up in Los Angeles steeped in the inspiring company of artists, activists, actors, musicians, and all kinds of Hollywood dreamers. Storytelling was always cherished. Understanding and joining in the good fight was encouraged. Art and the craft were valued. Film became my early passion. I respect the power and intimacy of the camera. How film invites audiences to explore stories and perspectives they might not otherwise have seen, thus creating the landscape of change and possibility. I think about how we make change with storytelling and how it changes us.
Michele Noble is a director, writer, and producer of award winning narrative and documentary films and theatre. In 2021, she became an Emmy® nominated filmmaker with her powerful documentary, Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock (2020). While still in film school, she directed Runaway Dreams, a gritty feature film written by acclaimed British screenwriter, John Hopkins which won honors at the Deauville Film Festival. Ms. Noble then directed, produced and wrote the politically charged experimental narrative film, the Revolution, starring Kathryn Erbe, Adam Rothenberg, Curtiss Cook, James Roday, Merritt Wever, Jennifer Carpenter and Gale Harold. In 2013, she produced and directed the award winning feature documentary, Journey 4 Artists, featuring actor/activist Theodore Bikel, Merima Ključo, Shura Lipovsky and Tamara Brooks. The film illustrates how the power of music can heal histories of war and genocide between cultures. Currently, Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock, which Ms. Noble directed and produced, has been selected at over 40 film festivals worldwide garnering acclaim and 18 top Jury awards. During the filming at Standing Rock, Ms. Noble joined on the frontlines as an ally in solidarity with the Native Nations and their peaceful resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Ms. Noble’s work often centers around Social Justice. She is a member of the Writers Guild and the Directors Guild of America and a member of the Television Academy. She is also a member of the Lucille Lortel Award and New York Innovative Theatre Award winning theatre company, Rising Phoenix Repertory. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Academy Award qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival and on the Advisory Board of the Social Justice Film Institute of Seattle, Washington.
Ain't It Though. Feature film
In the Mountains. Narrative film & short documentary Director/Producer
JUIF. Limited television series
Cloud Blower. Feature documentary