Lisa Leeman

Lisa Leeman believes that strong narrative and character-driven films can change the world, one story at a time. Over thirty years, her films have illuminated contemporary social issues through intimate character-driven stories that follow people at critical turning points. Leeman is currently making a follow-up to her groundbreaking first documentary, Metamorphosis (Sundance Filmmakers Trophy, 1990; POV/PBS), supported by Catapult and Sundance.  An Academy member,  Lisa co-chairs the Documentary Producers Alliance Ethics Task Force, and as a professor at USC, teaches Cinematic Ethics and Documentary Producing, and writes articles on the ethics and art and craft of documentary filmmaking.