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Lise Balk King

Filmmaker & Social Impact Producer

Lise Balk King is a documentary filmmaker who also serves as a consultant in media and communications strategy. She specializes in the application of media tools for public policy, education, and social change. She co-produced HBO Documentary Film’s HEROIN: CAPE COD, USA (2015), and was also the film's social impact producer. She next served as a social impact producer for three more HBO documentary Films – RISKY DRINKING (2016), WARNING: THIS DRUG MAY KILL YOU (2017), and 32 PILLS: MY SISTER'S SUICIDE (2018). King also takes select independent clients on projects that have critical potential for social change and public policy impact. These issues-focused films have included the documentary THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (2015), which highlights the need for improvement in veterans' mental health care, LONG TIME COMING: A 1955 BASEBALL STORY (2018), about racism and healing cultural rifts through the story of an early integrated Little League Baseball championship game, HILLBILLY (2018), which explores stereotypes of rural whites from the Appalachian region of the U.S., and most recently, EAT UP (2019), highlighting the systemic challenges of providing healthy meals to children in US public schools. King is currently a producer and assistant DP on a film about the crisis surrounding the diminishing right whale population, and is also producing a doc about the Provincetown SWIM FOR LIFE. King has a master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she also served three years as a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She studied documentary filmmaking at Harvard Visual and Environmental Studies program.