Elizabeth, aka Liz, is a Brooklyn-based writer, teacher and filmmaker. She is a co-founder and producer at Vivid Story, a creative studio harnessing the power of storytelling for causes. She was a 2013-14 UnionDocs Collaborative Nonfiction Filmmaking Fellow and holds an MA in International Affairs from the New School where she focused on the power of video as a tool for advocacy. Before moving to New York she spent three years teaching, and encouraging children to share their stories, in Bhutan, Indonesia, and Guatemala. Liz is the co-founder of Mindful Arts, a creative wellness arts program.
As part of her amazing job as a Magic Box teaching artist, Liz has been working with PS 18Q, IS 237, Humanity School of Applied Communication (HSAC), Brooklyn Theater Arts High School (BTAHS), John Dewey High School, Harrison Library, International High School at LaGuardia, among others.
"Working with Magic Box has been wonderful for so many reasons. Their strong school partnerships and curriculum guidance make it easy for me to blend my media arts lesson plans with a variety of subjects and classrooms. They consistently support and empower their teaching artists, making our work even more rewarding" says Liz about her experience with MBP.
For the past several years, Liz has been co-producing Weiner, a feature-length documentary. Last month, it premiered at Sundance Festival, where it won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary. Showtime acquired it for broadcast, Sundance Selects/IFC Films for theatrical distribution, and Indiewire praised it as "the best documentary about a political campaign ever made." It will premiere in theaters on May 20th.
We wish Liz many more success in her career!
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