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The Lady and the Dale

Directed by Nick Cammilleri and Zackary Drucker Produced by Zackary Drucker, Alana Carithers, Mel Eslyn, Nick Cammilleri, Andre Gaines, Allen Bain, Tina Nguyen, Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass, Nancy Abrahan, Lisa Heller

Distributor/Streamer HBO

The Lady and the Dale, a documentary series exploring an audacious 1970s auto scam centered around a mysterious entrepreneur.

Directed by Nick Cammilleri and Zackary Drucker, the film traces the story of Elizabeth Carmichael, who rose to prominence when she released a fuel-efficient three-wheeled vehicle during the 1970s gas crisis. As she wins over major carmakers and investors, a web of mystery unfolds regarding the car’s technology and Carmichael’s surprising past. A portrait of an extraordinary entrepreneur’s rise and eventual fall, the series explores a one-of-a-kind story of fraud, family, and identity.