Born in New York City to a jazz-loving father and a folk-singing mother, Eliza Swords was destined for the world of creativity. Spending her first 18 years in the playgrounds of Broadway and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, her inspiration started young. After moving to Los angeles for college to pursue her dreams of the film world, Eliza met Spirituality in the form of the Dalai Lama in Central Park. she took that spark back to LA where she has been combining art and spirit for the last 20 years.
After Graduating with a Bachelor's in Film from Occidental College, Eliza worked for many small production companies and post-production companies including Miramax, where she learned the ins and outs of filmmaking from development to red carpet premiere. After this she worked on many movies both behind and in front of the camera filling almost every role possible on a set. She then wrote, directed and produced the short film "Atma" which went on to win best experimental short at the New York International Film Festival. Eliza has written many features, plays and television shows over the years and loves little more than watching a creation's journey from script to stage or screen.
Currently she is writing a novel based on her father’s work in the civil rights movement entitled “The Bellflower” which takes place in MIssissippi. Additionally she is directing Barry Clark's inspirational play “Doorways” focused a personal journey through the tricky terrain of being a young gay man coming of age in NYC circa 1988. She has also directed Bristol Baughn’s one woman show “Judge-a-holic” now showing in several west coast cities. Eliza and her creative Partner Barry Clark are creating uplifting content on social media via “Best Day Ever with Barry and Eliza”, a Facebook and You-Tube phenomenon reaching thousands of people around the world. She and Barry are also inspiring love and joy through producing and delivering heartfelt and entertaining content with their production company Pure Honey Ink. projects are in development for social media, film, television and publishing.