[photo by Amoy Gill]

Drew Swedberg is a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, educator, and basketball coach. Through a collaborative process and poetic approach, his filmmaking orbits around the everyday dreams, relationships, and forces that shape his home in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

As an artist-in-residence and teaching artist, he produces youth films through his workshops across the Lehigh Valley. He is the founder of Collaborative Media Expressions, a digital storytelling initiative focused on engaging, supporting, and cultivating emerging artists in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He currently teaches an array of media and film classes, including middle school after-school workshops with PBS39 and Casa Guadalupe, high school programs with Community Bike Works, and college courses with LVAIC Documentary Storymaking. Drew is a visiting professor in Lafayette College’s Film and Media Studies Program and is moving through his feature directorial debut with co-director Shalon Buskirk. The documentary, in love, in memory, is currently in post-production.