[photo by Asherde Gill]

Drew Swedberg is a community-based documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and educator currently living in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His work navigates complex systems with an intimate visual poetics.

As an artist-in-residence and teaching artist, he has produced over 50 youth films through his workshops in Allentown and the Lehigh Valley. He is the founder of the digital storytelling initiative, Collaborative Media Expressions, which is focused on engaging, supporting, and cultivating youth voices. He currently teaches an array of media classes across the Lehigh Valley and coaches basketball at Jefferson Elementary School. He is moving through production on his feature directorial debut in love, in memory.