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 navigate intimate stories of community, interiority, and memory, all while engaging in modes of storytelling that collectively reimagine accountability, collaboration, and truth-telling.
As an artist-in-residence and teaching artist, he has produced over 50 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. In the summer of 2020, he co-designed a local high school documentary program that brought ten teaching artists from across the country into a virtual classroom, where three teams are currently finishing up pre-production and will be supported over the course of the next year as they navigate new films. 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 working between production and post-production.