Alysa Nahmias
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Alysa Nahmias is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of AJNA, a Los Angeles-based production company. She directed the acclaimed feature documentary Art & Krimes by Krimes (2022, MTV Documentary Films / Paramount+) and The New Bauhaus (2019) about visionary artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Her debut feature Unfinished Spaces won a 2012 Independent Spirit Award and numerous festival prizes, was broadcast on Netflix and PBS, and was selected for Sundance Film Forward. Her producing credits include Wildcat (dir. Melissa Lesh & Trevor Frost) for Amazon Studios in association with 30WEST; the 2017 Sundance Jury Award-winning Unrest (dir. Jennifer Brea, Netflix and ITVS - Independent Lens); What We Left Unfinished (dir. Mariam Ghani, 2019 Berlinale, SFFILM, Dekanalog and Criterion); Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (dir. Nancy Buirski, creative advisor Martin Scorsese, 2013 New York Film Festival, Berlinale, PBS American Masters / Kino Lorber); and the fiction feature No Light and No Land Anywhere (dir. Amber Sealey, executive producer Miranda July, 2016 Jury Award winner, LA Film Festival). Her work has been exhibited at Telluride, Sundance, the Berlinale, the Venice Biennale and MoMA. She is a founding member of FWD-Doc as an active ally for filmmakers with disabilities, a member of the Documentary Producers Alliance (DPA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Alysa lives in Los Angeles with her husband, graphic designer Rob Carmichael, and their two children.