Liz Sargent

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An extensive background in film, theater and dance inform the unique style and treatment to stories with complicated subject matter.

Her work has been reviewed by The New York Times as “imaginative…both lovely and disturbing.”

Liz’s script for Ritz Carlton & Hearst (Harper’s Bazaar & Esquire) was 1 of 5 winning short films to be fully funded. Produced by Louis Figgis, production by RSA Hong Kong, Final Cut New York, Jungle Sound London, Glassworks London, and on set mentoring by Academy Award Nominee, Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas). The film was released internationally in 6 languages and is currently in the festival circuit. Strangers’ Reunion is an exploration of the anxiety and pressure to reunite with a loved one for the ‘first time’ across language, culture and expectations. See the full film on her website.

Slow Down is a short experimental doc directed and conceived by Liz Sargent to capture the themes of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River To River Festival: deceleration, stillness and reflection. The visual art and performance is set within the landscape of Lower Manhattan in unique controlled shots. This film was commissioned and broadcast on PBS, on the PBS All Arts app and in festivals in 2020. 

Liz is a Producer for Cyprian Films, New York with credits including Tango On The Balcony (dir. Minos Papas), Harvester Generation (in production), and Producer/Co-Director for ‘A Perfect Journey’ for TUMI and Tribeca Film Festival.

Additional film credits include Co- Producer of the viral Pantsuit Power dance video (dir. Celia-Rowlson-Hall and Mia Lidofsky) and Co-Producer and Art Director for Gojira’s Silvera music video (Best Music Video Revolver Music Awards dir. Drew Cox).

Liz is in production for 12 Turtles, a feature documentary about future planning for disability (mental illness, special needs, aging). Recently, she was selected by Union Docs to develop Angelstain, a personal feature hybrid documentary about identity, adoption, and luck.