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Award winning DGA director Liz Hinlein was born in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, her graduation film, WHITE BOY’S CAN’T DANCE, based upon her twin brother, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. Her debut feature film, OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN, about an emotionally lost LA woman falling in love with a charismatic homeless man was called an “intriguing debut” by Variety. It premiered at the Director’s Guild of America, was awarded the Panavision New Filmmakers Grant and screened at multiple film festivals earning several awards including ‘best director’, ‘best feature film’ and the ‘audience award’.
She has directed commercials, VR/AR experiences, and music videos for artists and well-known brands such as Walmart, Castrol, NFL, Dove, Lifetime, Revlon, Gillette, Maybelline, A&E, Wella, NARS Cosmetics, Bare Minerals, Clairol, and MAC Cosmetics among others. Additionally, Liz has created films and photo campaigns for many superstar musicians including Mary J. Blige, Britney Spears, Quincy Jones, Incubus, and Fishbone.
Her VR film for BYTON AUTO was nominated for Best Branded Entertainment/Commercial at the 2019 CES and she won the 2018 CES Best Branded Entertainment/Commercial award for Accenture’s VR film, BEHIND THE STYLE. Projects in development include an VR/AR immersive documentary experience called OSAGE ‘85.