Alysa Nahmias


Film Projects

Public bio

Alysa Nahmias’s debut feature documentary, UNFINISHED SPACES (2011, co-directed with Benjamin Murray), was broadcast on PBS, HBO Latin America, Al-Jazeera English, and won a 2012 Independent Spirit Award, was selected for Sundance Film Forward, and is in the permanent collection at MoMA. Her producing credits also include the Sundance Award-winning UNREST (dir. Jennifer Brea, 2017) and the documentaries SHIELD AND SPEAR (dir. Petter Ringbom, Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, 2014) and AFTERNOON OF A FAUN: TANAQUIL LE CLERCQ (dir. Nancy Buirski; creative advisor Martin Scorsese; New York Film Festival, Berlinale, PBS American Masters, 2013) and the fiction feature NO LIGHT AND NO LAND ANYWHERE (dir. Amber Sealey; consulting producer Miranda July, Special Jury Prize at L.A. Film Festival, 2016). As a consulting producer, Alysa recently worked on Academy Award-nominated director Jennifer Redfearn's documentary TOCANDO LA LUZ (ITVS, Full Frame, DOC NYC 2015). Alysa's work has been shown at festivals and competitions worldwide, including the Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival, and the Miami International Film Festival. She has received numerous grants and awards and was a 2013 Film Independent Fellow. Her production company, Ajna Films, is based in Los Angeles.