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Alysa Nahmias

Los Angeles, California, United States
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ajna
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Bio

Alysa is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of AJNA. She is the director and producer of the 2021 feature documentary Krimes (2021) featuring artist Jesse Krimes, distributed by MTV Documentary Films, and she directed and produced The New Bauhaus (2019) about visionary artist László Moholy-Nagy, and Unfinished Spaces (2011, co-directed with Benjamin Murray) about the Cuban National Art Schools, which won a 2012 Independent Spirit Award, was distributed by Netflix and PBS, and is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York.

As a producer, her work includes the forthcoming Untitled Wildcat Documentary directed by Melissa Lesh and Trevor Frost for Amazon Studios and the Emmy-nominated and Oscar-shortlisted Unrest directed by Jennifer Brea, which won an a Special Jury Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Netflix and PBS Independent Lens. Her producing credits also include the scripted feature No Light and No Land Anywhere, directed by Amber Sealey with executive producer Miranda July (Jury Award winner, LA Film Festival 2016), and the documentaries A Decent Home, directed by Sara Terry (DOC NYC, Denver 2021); What We Left Unfinished, directed by Mariam Ghani (Berlinale, SFFILM 2019) distributed by Dekanalog and Criterion; I Didn’t See You There, directed by Reid Davenport (Sundance 2022); Weed and Wine (Hot Docs 2020), directed by Rebecca Richman Cohen; and American Masters’ Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq directed by Nancy Buirski with creative advisor Martin Scorsese (NY Film Festival, Berlinale 2013).

Alysa has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine as an independent film innovator. She is a 2020 Film Independent Fellow, a 2019 Sundance Institute Momentum Fellow, and a frequent advisor at the Sundance Catalyst Forum. She was the co-author of a Sundance Creative Distribution Case Study on Unrest. Alysa is a founding member of FWD-Doc as an ally who is committed to advocating for disability rights and inclusion, and she is a member of the Documentary Producers Alliance (DPA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She holds degrees from The Gallatin School at New York University and Princeton University.