Liz Sargent

Cyprian Films, New York

Lizs extensive background in dance, theater and film inform a unique style to stories with complicated subject matter. The NYTimes describes her work as imaginative...both lovely and disturbing.

Full Bio
Liz's short film STRANGERS REUNION (2018) is an exploration of the pressure to reunite across language and culture. The script for Ritz Carlton & Hearst was 1 of 5 winning films to be fully produced working with RSA Hong Kong, Final Cut NY, Jungle Sound, Glassworks, with mentoring by Academy Award Nominee, Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas). Released internationally in six languages online and currently in the festival circuit. Winner BEST DIRECTOR: Diversty In Cannes, BEST SCREENPLAY: Brand Film Festival, BEST World Short & Best World Actor: Soho International Film Festival.

The New York EMMY-winning short film SLOW DOWN (2019) captures the themes of LMCC s River To River Festival: deceleration, stillness and reflection from a filmmaker's perspective. Sargent was commissioned by PBS/ALL ARTS to make an original filmmaker-driven experimental documentary that was broadcast on PBS and is streaming on the PBS ALL ARTS app and in festivals 2020.

Liz is a Producer for Cyprian Films, New York, with credits inc

Professional Credits

untitled Producer, Episode Dir, PBS ALL ARTS broadcast doc series, 2020

Slow Down Director/Producer , PBS ALL ARTS 20 min documentary, 2020

12 Turtles Director/Producer , Cyprian Films NY 90 min documentary, in progress

Strangers Reunion Writer/Director, Ritz-Carlton/Hearst 13 min narrative, 2020

Darling Director/Producer/Editor, Cyprian Films NY 3 min, dance promo, 2018

Revealing Director/Producer, Danspace Project evening length performance, 2007

Returning Director/Producer, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council evening length performance, 2005


A Perfect Journey Co-Director/Producer, TUMI/TribecaFF 5 min documentary, 2017

Dream of the Red Chamber Collaborator/Performer, dir. Jim Findlay overnight performance installation 2015

Botanica Collaborator/Performer, dir. Jim Findlay PS122, 3Legged Dog, 2012


Cyprian Films, New York Producer ongoing projects, 2013-current

Harvester Generation Producer/Actor, dir Minos Papas web series, in post

Lost Mountain Producer, d
Industry Awards
New York EMMY for SLOW DOWN in the Arts/Special category. Ritz Carlton & Hearst fully produced script & directing competition.

Winner BEST DIRECTOR: Diversty In Cannes, BEST SCREENPLAY: Brand Film Festival, BEST World Short & Best World Actor: Soho International Film Festival, Special Mention: Short of the Year.

Recipient of an ASIAN WOMEN'S GIVING CIRCLE grant.

Union Doc's Summer Workshop participant and finalist for AFI DWW 2021 program.
NYWIFT Committees
Fund for Women Filmmakers, Membership, Programming, Special Events
Content Types
Documentary, Narrative Features, Media/Art Installation
Associate Producer, Choreographer, Director
Business Types
Post-Production, Production Company