Joanna Lipper

United States

  • Geographic Location: North America
  • Age: 6

About me:

Joanna Lipper is a filmmaker and author. She runs Sea Wall Entertainment, a company dedicated to the research, development and production of books and feature films. Ms. Lipper is currently a fellow at the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership. She holds a B.A from Harvard in Literature and Film, and an M.Sc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology from University College London and The Anna Freud Centre. Her first documentary, "Inside Out: Portraits of Children" premiered on the Sundance Channel and received the Hollywood Discovery Award. Her second documentary, "Growing Up Fast" was distinguished by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as one of the outstanding short documentaries of 1999. This film is available across the United States through Films For The Humanities and Sciences. Ms. Lipper’s documentary film about teen mothers was the inspiration for her acclaimed book, "Growing Up Fast" published by Picador in 2003. "Little Fugitive" premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival in 2006 and marked her debut as a feature filmmaker. Ms. Lipper is attached to direct several new feature films which are currently in development. For more information please visit:

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