Talent Guide

Alysa Nahmias

  • Discipline:Director, Producer
  • Program Year:Documentary Lab 2020, Fast Track 2013, Grants and Awards 2012


Alysa Nahmias is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of the Los Angeles-based production company Ajna Films. Alysa’s debut feature, Unfinished Spaces, won a 2012 Independent Spirit Award, numerous festival prizes, and is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Alysa recently directed and produced The New Bauhaus (2019), and her producing credits include the Emmy-nominated and Sundance award-winning Unrest (2017) directed by Jennifer Brea, the documentaries What We Left Unfinished (2019) directed by Mariam Ghani, Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil LeClercq (2013) directed by Nancy Buirski with creative advisor Martin Scorsese, and the scripted feature No Light and No Land Anywhere (2016) directed by Amber Sealey with executive producer Miranda July. Alysa’s films have been distributed on platforms such as Netflix, PBS, and HBO, and exhibited at festivals including Sundance, Berlinale, New York Film Festival, SxSW, and the Venice Biennale. Alysa is the lead creative advisor for Film Independent’s Global Media Makers documentary track, a 2019 Sundance Momentum Fellow, and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Current Project

That's How We Roll


That’s How We Roll asks, “When housing on the lowest rung of the American Dream is being devoured by the wealthiest of the wealthy, whose dream are we serving?”