Filmmaker, Social Impact Producer
City : Provincetown
Country : US
I am passionate about:
Building community, engaging hearts and minds for real adaptive change, learning to listen, finding the light.
Lise Balk King has over twenty years experience in media and communications and specializes in the use of film/media as a tool for public policy and social impact. She serves select clients as consultant and creative content producer, designing strategy, overseeing production, and orchestrating implementation.
Lise co-produced HBO Documentary Film’s HEROIN: CAPE COD, USA (2015), and then served as the film’s social impact producer. She organized the world premiere, hosted by MA Gov. Charlie Baker and attended by the Massachusetts state legislature and other government stakeholders, and worked with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to host an event on Capitol Hill, which was co-sponsored by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, ONDCP director, Michael Botticelli, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), and Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA).
She then served as social impact producer for other HBO docs, including WARNING: THIS DRUG MAY KILL YOU (2017), and is currently engaged by the independent studio, Creative Chaos, for their film, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (2016). This feature documentary highlights provision of mental health care in the US military, and prescribes a legislative fix – the creation of a Behavioral Mental Health Corps - as its call to action.
Lise holds a Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School, and served three years as a Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (2011-2014). Post-graduate studies included a year of documentary film study at Harvard VES. She has a BA in History from Mount Holyoke College.
Lise first worked in major media for mainstream advocacy and education, focusing on environmental issues and social justice. After serving as associate producer on MTV’s first major documentary project, DECADE, which won an Emmy and a Peabody Award, she initiated and co-produced a short series of environmental action pieces for MTV News. During her NYC-LA years, other clients included IBM, Sociodade Culturale Arte Brasil, NHK Japan, Warner Brothers, ABC TV, ECO (the Earth Communications Office), Friends of Animals International (with NBC), and Body Glove for a national Earth Day campaign.
In 1992, Lise relocated to the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She transitioned into independent media and grass roots education and co-founded and directed Native Voice Media, Inc., which included The Native Voice, an independent national Native American newspaper (2001-2009), The Native Voice Film Festival, and Ntv, a Native journalism format talk show for public television. The Native Voice is best known nationally for its GOTV work in Indian Country, and was credited by Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) as being instrumental in his successful re-election campaign in 2002, when he narrowly defeated challenger John Thune by 538 votes from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Native Voice worked to engage Native voters in policy debates, helped recruit Indians to run for public office, and developed special editions for mass distribution for the 2004 and 2008 elections. Ms. King also served intermittently as traveling press on the 2004 John Kerry and 2008 Obama presidential campaigns. As a non-native, King is recognized in Indian country as a “bridge-builder,” providing leadership in cross-cultural communication and advocacy.
I can thought partner on the following topics:
Media and film as leadership intervention tools, innovative methods for social change, public health, communications strategy.
My Adaptive Leadership Practice
I began my adaptive leadership studies in MC/MPA 2011
I studied with Dean Williams
I am an adaptive leadership practitioner
Advocacy/Community organizing |
Media/ Publishing |