Liz Anderson is a filmmaker, actor, teaching artist and current resident at SF FilmHouse. As an actor she became frustrated by the pressure to be complicit in roles for women that reinforce the male gaze, and misrepresent the complexity of the female experience. As a director, she seeks to push back against the prevailing stereotypes; her work uses the lens of science fiction to follow multifaceted, often flawed, female protagonists. Her narrative work includes the award-winning shorts, Rapunzel’s Etymology of Zero, The Tolls, and the single-take short, Welcome Back Mr Buzzcock for Blumhouse’s Crypt TV. Her work has been supported by Women In Film LA, and SF Film. As an actor, she has worked in theaters throughout the Bay Area, NY and the UAE, in various independent films and on TV, including NBC's Trauma, and on SanFranLand and DykeCentral for Amazon Prime.
A graduate of the NYU Tisch theater program and recipient of the Tisch Studio Award, Liz has studied with The Atlantic Theater Company, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and is a member of the studio faculty at the American Conservatory Theater.
On Set for SanFranLand