[photo by Amoy Gill]

Drew Swedberg is a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and educator living and working in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

His filmmaking orbits around dreams, utilizing a patient and poetic lens to assemble intimate stories. He is engaging in modes of storytelling that collectively reimagine accountability, collaboration, and truth-telling.

As an artist-in-residence and teaching artist, he produces youth films through his workshops in 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 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is the founder of Caesura Films and is a Visiting Professor for Lafayette College’s Film and Media Studies program. He currently teaches an array of media and film classes from elementary after-school programs to college classrooms and coaches 5th grade basketball at Jefferson Elementary School. He is moving through his feature directorial debut with co-director Shalon Buskirk. The documentary, in love, in memory, is currently in post-production.