Liz Hinlein is an award-winning director/ cinematographer whose work spans the fields of advertising, features, music video and virtual reality (VR).
Recently, her VR film for Byton Auto was nominated for Best Branded
Entertainment/Commercial at the 2019 CES VR Fest. In 2018 she directed Accenture’s VR film, Behind the Style, winning that same award. Most recently she wrote and directed The Dream Factory, a series of seven epic branding films for the prestigious Sichuan Film and Television University in mainland China.
Her visual expertise comes from a background of directing commercials and music videos for top brands including; Dove, Lifetime, Revlon, Gillette, Maybelline, A&E, and MAC Cosmetics. She has created films for superstar musicians such as Mary J Blige and Britney Spears and been commissioned to photograph Quincy Jones,
Incubus and Fishbone. Liz’s debut feature film, Other People’s Children, earned multiple awards on its
film festival run including Best of the Fest at the Columbia Gorge International
Film Festival and Best Director at the NYLA International Film Festival. The film is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime and iTunes.Born in Philadelphia and educated in the Quaker school system Liz holds an MFA in Cinematography from The American Film Institute and a BFA in Film/TV from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She is the Creative Director of Filmmaking and
Cinematography and the New York Film Academy/NYC. Currently, Liz is directing on a project basis as well as in pre-production on OSAGE '85, a groundbreaking immersive documentary experience based on the MOVE Crisis in Philadelphia.
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