Elise Coker is an American documentary filmmaker, video journalist, editor, and artist based in New York City.
Elise has a B.A. in Media Studies with a focus in anthropology from Pomona College in California, and studied film at Collegium Hieronymi Pragensis in Prague. She is an FAA certified drone pilot.
Elise takes a character-driven and anthropological focus to documentary video journalism, with a tendency towards insular communities and the unique challenges they face. She has created work for numerous media outlets including VICE, NBC News, The Front, Bloomberg, Condé Nast, and Tribune Media, and has won awards including OPC of America David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award and POYi 3rd place for Documentary Journalism. She recently received a grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum via the NEH for an ongoing documentary project in the Alaskan arctic.