Documentary Filmmaker & Cinematographer


Luisa Conlon is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer based in Los Angeles. She recently completed her Masters in Journalism at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. 

Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, PBS NewsHour, NPR, StoryCorps, the San Francisco Chronicle, and U.S. News & World Report. 

Her short documentary Leaving Iraq for a Life in America (co-directed with Hanna Miller and Lacy Jane Roberts) was featured as an Editors' Pick for The Atlantic. The film chronicles the life of a young Iraqi man who was shot and paralyzed by an American sniper.  The team recently won a pitch competition organized by the New York Times Op-Docs, the Pulitzer Center, and the Tribeca Film Institute. They received a $10,000 grant from the Pulitzer Center, and will be producing the winning pitch for The New York Times Op-Docs.

Luisa is a recipient of the Jerry Jensen Overall Graduate Scholarship Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northern California Branch, the 2016 Robert Whittington Award for Exceptional Reporting from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, and is a finalist for two Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.

She is a proud member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective.