Elizabeth O’Brien Gardner is an independent documentary filmmaker living in Boston. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her masters in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley in the documentary program. Her first film Our Lady’s (2004) about the clash between a local outspoken Catholic priest and the church hierarchy in the wake of the sex abuse scandals, screened at film festivals across the country and in Boston at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Gardner was the consulting producer on Testing Hope: Grade 12 in the new South Africa (2007) which won the Best African Documentary award at the International Film Festival of Africa and will be broadcast in South Africa in 2009. She was an associate producer on the award-winning Sundance film My Flesh and Blood (2003), which aired on HBO. Gardner started her career as an Internet producer and Director of Content Programming at NBC Internet.
Currently, Elizabeth is producing the documentary The Frozen Chosen