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Eliza Brownlie is a writer and director from Vancouver, Canada. Her filmmaking approach thoughtfully balances style with substance, fusing distinctly dreamy and atmospheric visuals with compelling storytelling. Driven by a natural propensity for cultural observations, Eliza’s work tends to explore the influence of contemporary society and cultural phenomena on the human experience, often framed by heightened visual worlds.
Eliza has crafted commercials and music videos for clients such as VICE, Dove, Ninja Tune, and Arts & Crafts Records. In 2019, she directed a music video for the platinum-selling duo, FRENSHIP, featuring acclaimed actress Millicent Simmonds (star of A Quiet Place, Wonderstruck), who is deaf, delivering a powerful performance of the song in American Sign Language. The music video was an official selection at the Female Voices Rock Film Festival in New York and the Rituals Film Festival in Los Angeles. Her 2016 short film, The After Party, has screened at various festivals across North America.
Eliza is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s school of communications and UCLA’s directing program.
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