Documentary Filmmaker & Cinematographer


Luisa Conlon is a documentary director and cinematographer based in New York and Los Angeles.

Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, NBC, VICE, PBS NewsHour, Vogue, NPR & StoryCorps.

She most recently directed the New York Times Op-Docs We Became Fragments about a young Syrian refugee coming of age in Canada. The film was released with an accompanying Op-Ed from former UN Ambassador Samantha Power and was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick. 

Luisa’s work has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and The Filmmaker Fund. She is a recipient of the Jerry Jensen Overall Graduate Scholarship Award from the Emmy Foundation, the 2016 Robert Whittington Award for Exceptional Reporting from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, and a Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Her film Leaving Iraq for a Life in America (co-directed with Hanna Miller and Lacy Jane Roberts) was featured in THE ATLANTIC SELECTS, a series of short films curated by The Atlantic Magazine.

Luisa received her BFA in Film & TV from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and her Masters in Journalism from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

She has been a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective since 2012.

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