Born and raised in Manhattan, LISANNE SKYLER is a writer and director of award-winning feature, documentary and short films selected for film festivals such as Sundance, the New York Film Festival, South by Southwest, AFI Fest, AFI Docs and the Venice Film Festival,  broadcast on HBO, PBS, Sundance Channel and distributed on platforms all over the world.


Across diverse genres and platforms, tackling subjects ranging from domestic violence in her acclaimed feature film debut GETTING TO KNOW YOU to systemic racism in NO LOANS TODAY, her films engage global audiences with complex social issues, through vivid character portrayals and dynamic visual style.

Recent films include the Oscar Shortlisted HBO Documentary Film BRILLO BOX (3¢ off) and the branded short SECRET SUPERHERO about a child protection worker on the frontlines of the opioid crisis.Lisanne teaches the next generation of filmmakers as a faculty member of the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film and Television.

pictured from top: directing Scott Cohen (1) and Jane Stiles (2) in CAPTURE THE FLAG and (3) on location in South Central Los Angeles, following the 1992 uprisings on NO LOANS TODAY.