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Lisanne Skyler is an award-winning screenwriter and director of fiction nonfiction and short films. Portraying  subjects ranging from domestic violence and systemic racism to Las Vegas and the art world, Skyler's films have been official selections of Sundance, New York Film Festival, SxSW, the San Francisco International and the Venice Film Festival, and broadcast and/or streamed on Sundance Channel HBO, PBS, and networks and streaming platforms worldwide.

 

Skyler received the Nantucket Film Festival’s "Showtime Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting (Best Short)" for her period  drama CAPTURE THE FLAG, and an Independent Spirit Award “Someone to Watch Award” nomination and a "FIPRESCI" Award from the Stockholm Film Festival for writing and directing the acclaimed feature GETTING TO KNOW YOU starring Heather Matarazzo, Zach Braff and Bebe Neuwirth, based on stories by iconic writer Joyce Carol Oates. GETTING TO KNOW YOU is currently being digitally remastered for rerelease in 2024.

Skyler is represented as a writer/director by Matt DiPaolo, Zero Gravity Management. As a screenwriter, she has written screenplays for international, independent and studio producers and companies. She currently serves on the production faculty of the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television.

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Skyler’s  films include NO LOANS TODAY (Sundance, SxSW, PBS) DREAMLAND (PBS), BRILLO BOX (3¢ off) (New York Film Festival, Oscar Shortlist, HBO/MAX), and for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, A FEW THINGS ABOUT ROBERT IRWIN for the LACMA ART + FILM Gala, chaired by Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio, and A FEW THINGS ABOUT ART + FILM, sponsored by Gucci. Upcoming  projects include a scripted comedy series, and an immersive feature doc THIS SIDE OF MIDNIGHT.

 

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HBO's New York premiere of BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF) at Christie's, Rockefeller Centre 
(photo courtesy of Getty)

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