LIZ UNNA




LIZ UNNA is an award-winning commercials and documentary director.

She grew up between Santa Fe and Brussels, went to university in Montreal, moved to Rome for a few years and now lives in London.

She cut her teeth in the Creative Services department of Discovery Channel, and eventually became Creative Director. She then moved to Channel 4 as Creative Director of FilmFour, and  subsequently of More4 when it launched, overseeing all of its on-air identity and scooping several D&AD awards along the way. She has since directed several documentaries, including an hour-long film about Raymond Briggs for Channel 4 and one about the state of the London Underground, using actors to deliver testimony of real workers, also for Channel 4.  

She directs commercials and short films for numerous clients in Europe and the US, including American Airlines, Capital One, Marks and Spencer, Age UK, the NSPCC, Google, Dove, Microsoft, Volkswagen. The Unquiet Film Series for The Times and Sunday Times saw her win two D&AD pencils, several British Arrows, a two Cannes Lions. She also won Shots Gold Branded Content of they Year two years running, in 2014 and 2015, for her films on Christina Lamb and then on the Art of Satire. Her films for Age UK, featuring Miriam Margolyes and James Bolam picked up a few Cannes Lions.  

She is currently making a documentary about independent watchmakers and human’s relationship with time, as well as developing a feature script which explores the tender awful time in a young girl’s life when she emerges into adulthood.

She is repped by Independent Films in London and Girl Culture in LA.


CAPITAL ONE



THE SOUND OF CHANGE: WHEN I GROW UP



BULLEIT



AGE UK



DISCOVERY: SCOTS GAELIC



BBC CHRISTMAS DAY: VISION CONTINUITY



VW: ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS: PAUL WELLER