Lizzy Born has always loved filmmaking, but decided to major in something more stable: jazz guitar. She fell backwards into directing anyway.
Her DIY filmmaking background was built on friendships with comedians, actors and artists of all kinds. Her experience directing talent, paired with a cinematic and experimental aesthetic, has won her many collaborations in the advertising and fashion world, including projects with Vogue, Grey Goose, Dolce & Gabbana, Macy’s, Lexus, and the NYC Ballet.
Her award winning short films have premiered at Sundance, SXSW, and Cannes, among many other festivals, and she wrote and directed several popular short form series, produced by Comedy Central and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig. In 2021, she directed the entire first season of the celebrity spattered Showtime variety show Ziwe, produced by A24. (There were some pretty notable insights that came from that experience – see: Adam Pally’s kid named after Drake).
On the side, Lizzy Born may begin selling her limestone sculptures or create her own line of beautiful yet impractical shoes, but right now, she directs stylish, character driven, refined, and emotive films, which is nearly the same thing if you think about it.