Photo by Shuli Sade

Photo by Shuli Sade


Lisa Robinson is an award-winning director and screenwriter.

Her feature writing and directing includes CLAIRE IN MOTION, starring Betsy Brandt (BREAKING BAD), which premiered in the narrative competition at SXSW in 2016 before going on to festivals around the world. The film was picked up by Breaking Glass for a theatrical and VOD release in January 2017 and was also sold to Showtime.

The film received excellent reviews: the LA times called it “a quietly, affecting psychological mystery,” and noted its “unique emotional and intellectual tenderness.”

SMALL, BEAUTIFULLY MOVING PARTS, starring Anna Margaret Hollyman (GAYBY) and Andre Holland (MOONLIGHT), also premiered at SXSW and went on to win the Audience Award at the RiverRun Film Festival and the Sloan Feature Film Prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Roger Ebert called the film “effortlessly engaging,” and it was released theatrically and in all platforms by Film Movement.

Robinson was chosen for the inaugural NBC Female Forward Directing Program in 2018. She directed an episode of the NBC show THE BLACKLIST in 2019. She had previously directed an episode of the ITVS futuristic series FUTURESTATES that had its series premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Other television includes several episodes of the Emmy award-winning period crime drama A CRIME TO REMEMBER.

She wrote and directed three award-winning short films that have screened at festivals around the world including Cannes-Directors Fortnight, Telluride and Slamdance. She also works as a screenwriter and wrote MIND BLAST, an IMAX film for the Blue Man Group, that is in development.

She is the recipient of the Martin E. Segal Prize, the Yaddo Paul Newman Fellowship, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. She received her BA from UC Berkeley and her MFA from New York University’s Film Directing Program.