Elizabeth Yarwood is a Los Angeles-based cinematographer, writer, and director. She currently directs for Wisecrack, a popular YouTube channel with 2.5 million subscribers, that produces videos about TV shows and movies through the lens of philosophy. The videos Elizabeth has directed have amassed over 1.5 million views combined.
Elizabeth has developed her own original digital content as well. She is the creator of comedic web series “LA Picker,” about feuding thrifters and resellers, and stars Devin Sidell (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Parks and Recreation,” Rob Zombie’s “31”). The series has distribution on Seed&Spark’s streaming service.
Elizabeth is currently developing the feature “Tomas and Ines,” with writer/director Rebecca Louisell. The feature is a coming-of-age drama about a transman and a straight-identified girl who fall in love during the summer after high school. Elizabeth was selected for the second round of the Sundance Creative Producing Lab and Fellowship for the film. Louisell’s script for the film was a Quarterfinalist for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship.
After receiving her MFA in Film and TV Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Elizabeth started her career as a cinematographer, working in both narrative and documentary. Her work has been seen at numerous film festivals such as SxSW, Cinequest, Dances with Films, Full Frame, and the Sedona International Film Festival. She also DPed the Student Emmy Award-winning web series “Miss Mustard Glade.” She is a DP on the upcoming documentary “Pioneers in Skirts” by director Ashley Maria, which explores gender inequality in the workplace. Recently, she shot the comedic short film “Labor Relations,” by writer/director Karisa Bruin. Elizabeth has worked as a camera operator or camera assistant on a wide variety of TV shows on network and cable television such as “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” She is a member of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC).