LISANNE SKYLER is the 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.


Her recent films include  the Oscar Shortlisted HBO DOCUMENTARY FILM BRILLO BOX (3¢ off) and A FEW THINGS ABOUT ROBERT IRWIN for the LACMA ART + Film Gala.                           

Skyler is currently in production on

MUSEUMS OF THE NIGHT,, a new feature documentary with producer Erin Wright, about the rise and fall of the 1980s New York nightclub scene and the artists who were part of this influential movement, devastated by the AIDS crisis. 


Across diverse genres and platforms, tackling subjects ranging from domestic violence, to a South Central LA pawnshop outlet to the international art world, her films engage global audiences with complex social issues, through vivid character portrayals and dynamic visual style.

pictured top to bottom:

filming on 16mm inside the Brillo Soap Pad Factory in London, Ohio for Brillo Box (2017)

on location in South Central Los Angeles with small business owner Art Armstrong for No Loans Today (1995)

directing Scott Cohen (The Americans) in the woods of Update New York for the short film Capture the Flag  (2010)