Nisa East is an award winning cinematographer & occasional director from Australia, based in New Orleans.
Her body of work includes documentary, narrative shorts, music videos and branded commercial work. She has shot projects for Solange Knowles, PBS, American Theatre Wing, Pina Bausch foundation, Thrillist, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Facebook, Preservation Hall and Krewe Du Optic.
As a filmmaker, she is interested in exploring the aesthetics of personhood, and the intersection objective reality, imagination and “poetic” truth.
“Fact creates norms, and truth illumination.”
With a background in experimental film her visual language draws from music, dance, theatre, activism - all mediums of expression. Nisa also balances paid work with not-for-profit work. She collaborates with artists, activists - anyone that shares a likeminded curiosity for the world and the ways we can envision it.