Bite-sized blog post: Lise Swenson

Lise Swenson

LISE SWENSON founded the ATA (Artists’ Television Access) in San Francisco in 1984 before directing her first feature film Mission Movie (2004), a massive collaborative endeavor with several of her students. She worked professionally as a producer and a director while continuing to inspire students.

Her next feature directorial endeavor Saltwater (2014) also included many of her students and after years in the making premiered in San Francisco in 2013.


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Where to watch her films:



Read more about her:


Her Website
Saltwater Kickstarter page
Filmmakers set their sights on Mill Valley festival — and hope
323 Gallery
Saltwater film debuts after nearly two years
Creative Work Fund memorial
Directed by Women blog

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):


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