LIZ FRIEDLANDER ▼
Few directors have the ability to seamlessly move from genre to genre with the same intrinsic style and artistic grace as Liz Friedlander. Liz’s fresh, creative approach to directing constantly challenges the arenas she works in – whether it’s music video, commercial, or television. The end result of her work is stunning, provocative, playful and always extremely effective.
Liz Friedlander attended UCLA Film School, graduating as valedictorian of her class. Her short film Eleven-Twenty won the Frank S. Glickman award – the University’s most prestigious award. After graduation, Liz began producing and editing music videos for some of the biggest names in music, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
She has directed over 80 music videos for legendary artists such as U2, Celine Dion, REM, and Alanis Morissette, to name a few. Her visuals have helped to cultivate then-emerging talents such as Dido, Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne, Joss Stone and Blink 182 to go on become household names. She has been nominated for several Billboard Awards and MTV VMAs, with her video for Michelle Branch’s “Everywhere” winning the MTV Viewer’s Choice Award in 2002.
As a commercial director, Liz Friedlander has created highly stylized, culturally playful and visually engaging narratives for major brands such as Target, Delta Airlines, McDonalds, H&R Block, Avon, Bank One and Verizon, among others. Her recurring work with Weight Watchers, featuring Jennifer Hudson and Charles Barkley, has lead to the brand’s most successful campaigns to date. Her versatility is evident in the breadth of her work, from working with the greatest icons in music, to easily transitioning into household accessibility with last year’s spot for Dannon starring John Stamos, and her Activia campaign featuring Jamie Lee Curtis.
Friedlander also has accomplished a successful career directing multiple episodes of acclaimed television shows such as One Tree Hill, Melrose Place, The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, and most recently, The Secret Circle.