Liz Nord is a documentary filmmaker and multi-platform producer who has produced and shown work in Europe, the Middle East and throughout North America. She is currently producing the transmedia documentary Jerusalem Unfiltered with web, mobile, live, and traditional film components. Her first film, Jericho’s Echo: Punk Rock In The Holy Land, a critically acclaimed documentary about young Israeli musicians, screened at over 100 festivals and venues worldwide and has been viewed by over 100,000 people. In 2009, she shot a short documentary on-location in Haiti for musician Wyclef Jean’s charitable organization, Yele Haiti. In 2008, she ran MTV's Street Team '08—an Emmy Award-winning project wherein 51 state-based citizen journalists covered the 2008 presidential elections from a youth perspective, across all media platforms: web, mobile, broadcast and virtual. This effort contributed to the most influential youth vote in U.S. history.
When she’s not gallivanting around the globe with film projects, she is a media educator, lecturer, and columnist. She has spoken and written extensively on a wide range of creativity and media-related topics, notably as a TED speaker at TEDxDumbo, and as a writer covering transmedia for the PBS POV blog.
Liz moved to New York from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she ran an organization teaching filmmaking skills and media literacy to at-risk youth, and helped develop a national media literacy curriculum with the US Department of Education. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Women in Film and TV. Her professional history is in designing award-winning websites and multimedia educational software.