Inbal Lessner

Toluca Lake, California, United States


Inbal's career reflects her passion for social justice and women's issues. She is currently producing and editing "Miss World" (wt,) a documentary about rape. She edited and co-produced the internationally acclaimed “I Have Never Forgotten You” about Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, narrated by Nicole Kidman. She also directed a docu-drama for the Women's Entertainment Network, was a second-unit producer on the HBO/ARTE documentary “Watermarks” about the women swimmers of the pre-WWII Hakoach Vienna Jewish athletic club, and was an editing consultant on the PBS Emmy-winner “Be Good, Smile Pretty.” Other editing credits include “If I Die Tonight,” a feature doc about police brutality, "Transgeneration," an award-winning Sunadance Channel docu-series about transgender college students, “Shock Act,” a comedy about a death row experiment (Best Narrative Short winner at Tribeca and Chicago film festivals), and the independent feature “The Elephant King” with Ellen Burstyn. Born in Israel, Inbal started her film studies in high school, where she edited a short comedy that won first prize in a national student film competition. She received her BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied with leading documentary filmmakers such as George Stoney, Sam Pollard, Judith Helfand and Marco Williams. Inbal lives in Los Angeles with her husband, concert pianist and composer Daniel Lessner, and their daughter Sasha.