Director BIO: Liz Lachman (PIN-UP)


• PIN-UP (short based on feature screenplay) starring Christina Chang (The Good Doctor, 24) and Angela Sarafyn (Westworld). Finished Nov. 2017

• GETTING TO KNOW YOU (short), featuring Dana Delaney, Ian Gomez, and Elizabeth Keener, won 9 film festival awards and screened in over 80 festivals world-wide (including the LA Film Festival).

• Feature Documentary (Post Production) – “Susan Feniger: FORKED,” follows her partner, celebrity Chef Susan Feniger around the globe, while she hunts down authentic recipes from street stands and brings them back to LA to create a brand new restaurant called Street.

• Created/shot/directed web series, “Streetnoise,” based on that same subject

• Marie Osmond SPOOFS 2 videos with Marie spoofing her “Dancing With the Stars” appearances – both appeared on Entertainment Tonight

• Web series/ music videos “Chef Tips with Susan Feniger “ (

• Currently in development on screenplay with producer Allyn Stewart (SULLY)

• Created the Kingworld TV series DESTINY

• Wrote the feature film FINAL DAYS for Here!TV

• BOOK of Liz’s collected blogs from her travels around the world with Feniger, titled: “NO ESCAPE: My horrible food travels with chef Susan Feniger…a love story.” (It wasn’t pretty.)

Director Statement

The feature version of my film, Pin-Up, examines the origin of obsession, whether over love, art, even life. This piece goes deep into mother/child bonding, or lack thereof and the effects it can have later in life. The need for beauty, art, creativity is in so many of us and Lana’s journey is one I have experienced myself. And I believe this is a universal feeling. The film will rely on special effects, visual and sound, to create a world that looks, sounds, tastes so beautiful that the audience will prefer to live in it over their own life, just as Lana does.

PIN-UP, 20min., USA, Drama

Uninspired and in her forties, celebrated photographer, Lana Freeman, searches for the elusive visual “perfect moment.” When a young waitress saves her life, Lana experiences an awakening; colors are more saturated and crisp, traffic noise becomes music, taste has more depth, and her work is suddenly transformed. As Lana becomes more and more obsessed with the young woman as her “muse,” she pulls away from her husband, her work, and the people who love her, not realizing that the muse could destroy her life.

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    19 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 10, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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