About the Director
Lacey Uhlemeyer is a L.A.-based film Director. She believes storytelling is a tool to transcend borders, genders, languages and religions. With a focus on impact-driven content, she uses an emotive approach to projects combining poetic narratives with beautiful imagery. As a storyteller, social scientist, journalist and peace-builder, she views the world through the lens of how content can influence human behavior and brings that lens of empathy into all of her work. With viral play across digital platforms, Lacey won a Webby Award for her series, “The Artisans of Italy” in 2016, and in 2017 was nominated for “Endangered.” Her piece on a Syrian refugee dancer went viral on Facebook with over 20M views in 24 hours and won a Shorty Award, an annual award show recognizing the storytellers that produce real-time, short form content across the social web. She has created digital, docu-style, branded content for Amazon, PACT Underwear and National Parks Service. This past year, Lacey collaborated with NIKE to celebrate International Women’s Day, and has worked alongside other major brands including Uber, HP and IBM.