Born and raised in NYC, LISANNE SKYLER 

is a writer and director of award-winning documentary, feature, and short films

for HBO, PBS, Sundance Channel and

platforms all over the world.

Her films have been selected for film festivals such as New York Film Festival, Sundance, AFI Fest, South x Southwest,

AFI Docs and Venice Film Festival.

Across diverse genres and platforms, on subjects ranging from domestic violence in her critically acclaimed feature film GETTING TO KNOW YOU to systemic racism in her South Central LA documentary NO LOANS TODAY, Skyler's films engage audiences in complex social issues through vivid, intimate character portrayals.

filming NO LOANS TODAY (1995 Sundance Film Festival) in South Central LA


Her recent films include the Oscar Shortlisted HBO Documentary Film BRILLO BOX (3¢ off) and the social action film SECRET SUPERHERO following a child protection worker on the frontlines of the opioid crisis. Lisanne serves on the faculty of the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film and Television and on the board of The Loft Cinema.

directing Scott Cohen in CAPTURE THE FLAG (Hamptons International Film Festival)


Q & A at The New York Film Festival