Photo by Shuli Sade

Photo by Shuli Sade


Lisa Robinson is an award-winning screenwriter and director.

CLAIRE IN MOTION, a feature film she co-directed with Annie J. Howell, stars Betsy Brandt (BREAKING BAD) and premiered 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.

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

Robinson and Howell’s previous film SMALL, BEAUTIFULLY MOVING PARTS, starring Anna Margaret Hollyman, 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 has directed several episodes of television, including the Emmy award-winning period crime drama A CRIME TO REMEMBER as well as the ITVS futuristic series FUTURESTATES, that had its series premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

She wrote and directed several award-winning short films that have screened at festivals around the world including Cannes-Directors Fortnight and Telluride. 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 Mitsubishi Digital Media Lab Award for Excellence, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and received her MFA from New York University’s Graduate Film Directing Program.