Lizzie Thynne is a film-maker and writer. She produces films for galleries, the web and television. Her work has been widely shown in in international festivals, major exhibitions, and on Channel Four.
She often explores inventive and challenging ways of representing the past that underline its importance and fascination for the present. Her methods include drama, dance and the creative use of archive. She works with many talented collaborators and also shoots and edits her own films.
Her feature documentaries Independent Miss Craigie, On the Border and Playing a Part: The Story of Claude Cahun explore the often neglected role of women in history and the history of the media. Her recent work has been generously been supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust and Brighton Festival. She collaborated with composer, Ed Hughes, to produce Brighton Symphony of a City, a modern take on the silent cinema genre, the city symphony, exploring the ordinary and the extraordinary in the lives of the town’s inhabitants. She worked with Margaretta Jolly to produce ten short films for Sisterhood and After: An Oral History of the Women’s Liberation Movement. She is Professor of Film at the University of Sussex.