Liza Johnson

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

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


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 films[edit]

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

Short films[edit]

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 shows[edit]

Year Title Notes
2015 Good Girls Revolt Episode: "Pilot"
2017 Feud Episode: "More, or Less"
2017 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


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

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