Director/DP Liz Hinlein creates award-winning work that spans feature films, TV commercials, branding promos and photography. She has directed commercials and branding films for global brands, partnering repeatedly with the likes of Dove, Revlon, Gillette, Maybelline, The Sundance Chanel, A&E, Lifetime and MAC Cosmetics.
With a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute, Liz is known in particular for her eye to detail and her stunning imagery. She has collaborated with world-renowned artists, such as Judith Jamison, Daniel Ezralow and Rebeca Mendez, and completed an array of photography and video projects for The Wallis Annenberg Foundation and The Desmond Tutu Unity Project.
She has also worked extensively in the music industry shooting rockumentaries, music videos and portraiture for artists such as Mary J. Blige, Britney Spears, Incubus, Fishbone, Lil’ Kim and Lisa Loeb.
Her feature film, OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN was hailed by VARIETY as “an intriguing debut” and has won multiple awards, including Best Director at the NYLA International Film Festival, Best of the Fest at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, the Audience Award at The Fine Arts Film Festival, Best Cinematography Brasov Film Festival and Best Narrative Film at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival. It can be seen on Itunes, Amazon & Flix Premiere.
As a TV director, Liz recently participated in the Sony, Viacom and DGA TV development director programs. She is currently in development on her second feature film “Getting Tommy Laid,” an experiential VR project, “A Day Within a Life.”
Liz is also a certified Kundalini teacher and is committed to bringing excellence and elevation to all her work.