Liz McBee has been working in film production for over 20 years. Stepping out of film school and onto the dusty, West-Texas set of Merchant and Ivory’s Ballad of the Sad Café as a lowly production assistant, her brain near exploded with joy.
She moved from her hometown of ATX to NYC and cut her filmic chops producing independent features, documentaries, and commercials in the Big Apple. In 1993 the San Francisco Bay Area beckoned and after relocating, her co-directorial debut of Javelina, A Desert Stew, had an award-winning premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Since then, she has produced innumerable commercials, marketing campaigns, and TV segments for clients such as Martha Stewart Living, Levis, Microsoft, Proctor-Gamble, YMCA of San Francisco, Open Door Legal, Teradata, Cisco, Kaiser Permanente, and Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Inspired by her love of creating community and fostering artistry, she opened loop360films, a start-to-finish production company dedicated to showcasing those that strive to make a difference in their communities.
Liz’s award winning feature documentary, Burning the Village, is currently feeling some outstanding festival love both in the U.S. and in Europe. The film shines a light on a plethora of hardships brought on by giving birth. Often swept under the rug as “baby blues”, perinatal mood disorders such as postpartum depression are real…and preventable.
Liz splits her time between the SF Bay Area and Austin, Texas…carting back and forth across the southwest with her partner, dog and three cats.