Born and raised in New York, New York,

LISANNE SKYLER is a screenwriter and director of award-winning documentary, feature and short films for HBO, PBS, Sundance Channel, and broadcasters/  streaming services all over the world.

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

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


Recent work include the Oscar-Shortlisted HBO Documentary Film BRILLO BOX (3¢ off) and the social action film SECRET SUPERHERO about a CPS worker on the frontlines of the opioid crisis. Her films have earned selections at film festivals such as New York Film Festival, Sundance, AFI Fest, South x Southwest, AFI Docs and Venice Film Festival. Skyler teaches screenwriting and directing at the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television, and serves on the Board of Directors of The Loft Cinema, a Sundance Art House Cinema in Tucson, Arizona.

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


Q & A at The New York Film Festival