Elizabeth Lo is an award-winning director best known for her feature documentary film, Stray. She has been recognized for her work by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the National Board of Review.
Lo was born in Singapore and moved to the United States at the age of eight. She studied film and sociology at Harvard University and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. Lo began her career as a story editor on the documentary series, 30 for 30, for ESPN Films. She then produced and directed several short films, including the award-winning short, The Man Who Knew Too Much.
In 2016, Lo directed her first feature documentary film, Stray. The film follows the story of a street dog in Istanbul, Turkey, as he navigates the city and forms unlikely friendships with humans. The film was praised for its beautiful cinematography and insight into the lives of people living in Istanbul. Stray received numerous awards and accolades, including the Best Documentary Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Editing Award at Hot Docs, and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
In 2018, Lo released her second feature documentary film, Hotel Glory. The film tells the story of a family-run budget hotel in the heart of Los Angeles and the people who live and work there. The film was praised for its thoughtful portrait of the lives of the people living in the hotel and the complexity of their struggles.
In addition to her documentary work, Lo has directed several commercials and music videos for clients such as Apple, Nike, and Google. She has also directed episodes of television series such as Unsolved and The Chi.
Lo is currently in development on a feature narrative film based on the novel, The Great Believers, by Rebecca Makkai.
Elizabeth Lo is a talented director whose work is praised for its insight into human relationships and its ability to tell meaningful stories. She has been recognized for her work by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the National Board of Review. Her work is an inspiration to aspiring filmmakers and a testament to the power of storytelling.