Liz Hinlein is an accomplished director and cinematographer with over two decades of experiences pioneering as an award-winning female voice across advertising, feature film, music video and VR work, she continues to discover and embrace new ways to bring stories to life, no matter the medium. Bringing an eye for visually-stunning storytelling, she has helmed spots for such top brands as Dove, Lifetime, Revlon, Gillette, Maybelline, A&E, MAC Cosmetics and numerous others. Her debut feature film Other People’s Children endured a successful festival run, earning multiple awards and is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime and iTunes. Most recently, the VR film she directed for Accenture “Behind the Style” won the award for “Best Branded Content/Commercial” as part of VR FEST at 2018 CES.
As a filmmaker driven by fresh challenges, she is a participant in the DGA TV Director Diversity Program, The Sony Pictures Diversity Program and the Viacom Diversity Program. She is also a professor at USC, teaching MFA Directing and is an active member of the DGA Women’s Steering Committee and The Alliance of Women Directors. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and The American Film Institute.