Elizabeth Elson is a documentary filmmaker with over fifteen years of experience producing and production managing documentaries for television, non-profits, and private interests.

Her documentary interests are roused primarily by a curiosity about how people choose and negotiate their identities and a desire to uncover what motivates seemingly ordinary people to express themselves in extraordinary ways. Subjects of previous short films have included: New Yorkers who use the outside of their homes as forums for their personal artwork and how three New Yorkers – international artist DJ Spooky, avant-garde composer LaMonte Young, and sonic architects Bill and Mary Buchen – have used sound art to alter spaces in New York City.

Elizabeth’s television credits include Production Managing a five-part series on the New York City criminal justice system for A & E, Executive-Producing a three-part series on prison culture for The Learning Channel, and Executive Producing a three-part series on prison health issues for Discovery Health. Other credits include segment producing for and supervising post-production on an 18-part Annenberg Foundation-funded series on arts collaborations in the middle school classroom and producing for
WNET/ Channel 13’s City Arts.

Elizabeth is also an accomplished video shooter whose shooting credits range from reality television to independent documentaries to educational videos to video biographies for independent and corporate clients.