Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Liv Colliander graduated from the American Film Institute’s Conservatory as a Director in 2015. She has directed and written several narrative short films, including her award-wining thesis film ”Dryland” which sold to ShortsTV and screened at over 20 festivals internationally including; LA Shorts Fest, Laughlin International Film Festival (Best US Short), Reykjavik International Film Festival (Golden Egg finalist). Her latest short film, “Planetarium,” a visual essay of Adrienne Rich’s poem by the same name, premiered on Vice’s I-D Magazine.
Liv’s visual storytelling is strongly affected by the soft Scandinavian light which she grew up under, her love for a moving camera, and working with trained actors as well as non-actors alike. Coming from a narrative background she understands the importance of capturing the smallest – and yet most powerful human moments. She often works in worlds that are grounded in realism, while embracing narratives that take us into the epic.
Liv currently lives and works between Los Angeles and Copenhagen, and is developing her first feature film as writer-director.