Elise Coker is a Turkish/Italian/American documentary filmmaker, video journalist, editor, and artist based in New York City.
Elise has a B.A. in Media Studies with a focus on anthropology from Pomona College in California, and studied film at Collegium Hieronymi Pragensis in Prague. She is an FAA certified drone pilot.
Elise's work tends to be character-driven and anthropological, with a focus on insular communities and the unique challenges they face. She has made award-winning videos for media outlets including VICE, NBC News, Motherboard, The Front, Bloomberg, Teen Vogue, and Tribune Media. She recently received a grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum via the NEH for an upcoming documentary project in the remote Alaskan arctic.