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Liza Johnson (born December 13, 1970) is an American film director, producer, and writer.[1]

Liza Johnson
Born (1970-12-13) December 13, 1970 (age 48)
Alma materWilliams College
OccupationFilm director, producer, writer
Years active1997–present



Johnson was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1970. She attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, graduating with a B.A. in Visual Arts in 1992.[citation needed] She then went to the University of California, San Diego, where she received her MFA in 1995.[citation needed]

Her narrative shorts and experimental videos have screened in Berlin, Rotterdam, and many other international festivals and fine arts venues.[citation needed] Her video installations have been shown in Artists Space in New York, the ICA in Philadelphia, Cineboords in Rotterdam, and Mass MoCA and WCMA in Massachusetts.[citation needed] She has also published critical writing on art and film, and has curated a number of museum exhibitions and festival programs. Along with her collection of short films, Johnson has directed four feature films, including Return (2011), Hateship, Loveship (2013), and Elvis & Nixon (2016).[2]


Feature filmsEdit

Year Title Notes
2000 Fernweh – The Opposite of Homesick
2011 Return
2013 Hateship, Loveship
2016 Elvis & Nixon

Short filmsEdit

Year Title Notes
1998 Giftwrap
2004 Falling
2005 Desert Motel
2006 South of Ten Documentary short
2009 In the Air
2012 Karrabing! Low Tide Turning

Television showsEdit

Year Title Notes
2015 Good Girls Revolt Episode: "Pilot"
2017 Feud Episode: "More, or Less"
American Horror Story Episode: "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"
2018 American Woman Episode: "The Heat Wave"
2019 A Series of Unfortunate Events 2 episodes
Barry Episode: "What?!"
Sneaky Pete Episode: "The Mask Drop"


  1. ^ "Liza Johnson Biography". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Liza Johnson at AllMovie

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