My stuff always starts with interviews. I start interviewing people, and then slowly but surely, a movie insinuates itself.
Elisabeth de Kleer is an award-winning documentary producer/director with expertise in interviewing and crafting stories. She has produced unscripted content for Netflix, the BBC, VICE, Discovery, CBS, and National Geographic, and her documentaries cover a wide range of topics -- from technology to criminal justice.
Elisabeth is probably best known for her contributions to true crime, having interviewed dozens of inmates, law enforcement officers, and victims at penitentiaries and police stations across the country. Her recent work on the rehabilitative impact of Dungeons & Dragons on inmates has been featured on VICE, the front page of Reddit, and numerous academic journals.
Her interests span a variety of topics in technology and science. A Silicon Valley native, Elisabeth started her career in tech where she worked as a human factors researcher and advertising account manager at Google. Several years ago, she became interested in virtual reality and was one of 100 participants to be accepted to Facebook's competitive LaunchPad program for virtual reality content creators.
She also brings to her productions a rigorous academic background: a BA Summa Cum Laude from Columbia University, an MA from the University of Chicago, and post-graduate coursework at Illinois Institute of Technology in user-centered design and innovation.
While not traveling around the world or producing shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco is home.