Al directs and produces films for editorial and commercial clients with a special interest in documentary film making.

She has worked on films for The BBC, BFI, The Guardian, Pulse Films, Some Such, Boiler Room, Dazed, Insight TV, Vice, i-D, Young Turks and global NGO’s. Most recently she has produced two television series for Vice Studios.

She has also worked with brands including Nike, WeTransfer, Levi's, Loewe, Nikon, Bacardi, Lynx, Giff Gaff and ASOS.

BFI 'Born Digital' Showcase 2019
London Short Film Festival 2019
Underwire Film Festival 2019

Best Cinematography
Underwire Festival 2019

Part of the BFI and BBC scheme for young film makers - Janitor of Lunacy was part of the Born Digital series celebrating 30 years of the internet. Premiered at the BFI Southbank and aired on BBC4.

A young woman descends into a digital wormhole via her obsession with a BDSM account run by an unknown user. The film examines social media’s ability to behave organically while also distorting subjective reality.

Director Umi Ishihara
Producer Al Lewis
DOP Nathalie Pitters