Led by Owner/Executive Producer Eric Barrett, Mirror Films has welcomed Director/DP Liz Hinlein to the company’s roster of talent. As a commercial Director, Hinlein has traveled the world working for such internationally recognized brands as Dove, Revlon, Maybelline, Olay, Visine, Gillette and Nivea. She has shot in China, Moscow, Prague, Argentina, Brazil, Poland and Thailand; and directed celebrity talent such as Kelly Garner, Jonathan Tucker, Halle Berry, Britney Spears, and Mary J. Blige, among others. To view Director/DP Liz Hinlein’s reel, go to:
“We are absolutely ecstatic to be working with Liz,” says Mirror Films’ Owner/Executive Producer Eric Barrett. “I’ve been looking for a Beauty Director/DP for quite some time. When the opportunity came to work with her, I jumped at the chance. Her sense of style, light and beauty, as well as her work ethic, is beyond reproach. I look forward to what I know will be a long and successful relationship.” Hinlein agrees that Mirror is the perfect fit for her career right now, and she has been very impressed by the enthusiasm that the Mirror team has shown for her talent and her work. “Eric Barrett is so dedicated to the industry,” she says. “He’s enthusiastic about his directors through his work with Mirror and the X-Dance Film Festival. I’m excited to see how he can broaden the work I’ve been doing focusing on Fashion and Beauty, but also opening me up to new opportunities in areas like automotive and sports, which are visceral and active.” In addition to her commercial career, Hinlein is in the midst of working her own feature film entitled “Other People’s Children.” Born in Philadelphia, Director/DP Liz Hinlein received a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute (AFI). Her award-winning short films “White Boys Can’t Dance,” “Mistress Ruby,” and “Haute Voltage” have screened at venues around the world, including the Berlin Film Festival, Slamdance, Blackwatch Film Festival, the NY Indie Film Festival, the Hamptons International Film Festival, and on Comedy Central. She recently shot two high-profile web series: the Candice Bushnell-written/Maybelline-sponsored “The Boardroom,” starring the ensemble cast of Jennie Garth, Jennifer Esposito, Talia Balsam, and Mary McCann. Liz also shot the popular “All About Me” series for Strike TV; and the upcoming black women in rock documentary, “Nice and Rough,” starring Nona Hendrix and Cindy Blackman.
About Mirror Films:
Mirror Films is a creative collective of award-winning film directors, each bringing a unique sensibility to the screen. The distinctive and memorable work that Mirror Films produces is reflected in repeated commercial campaigns for top brands such as Anheuser Busch, Dove, Toyota, Target and Sony. Mirror Films’ directors are well versed in the integrated media landscape, with a portfolio of work that extends into digital entertainment and new media. Mirror is a streamlined and efficient production company -- small enough to brainstorm one-on-one, yet large enough to tap global resources.