Born and raised in Calgary Alberta, from a young age Lisa knew she was destined to pursue the arts. From singing to performing on the stage, her love for being in front of an audience grew with each performance. It wasn’t until high school that she directed her first play; It was from that point on that she knew she had found her calling.
Studying at, and obtaining her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Calgary, she discovered an acute interest in the works of playwrights ranging from Samuel Beckett, David Mamet, Bertolt Brecht, Anton Chekhov, and a very special interest in Harold Pinter. Her final project in her last year was to direct a piece which would be performed at the “Taking Flight” festival. Without a thought, she chose “The Lovers” by Harold Pinter. A compellingly dark, yet comedic piece littered with subtext and unsaid meanings, it was the psychology that attracted Lisa to it. What remained unsaid in words, yet blatantly clear in a glance, or a movement. This idea has followed Lisa in many of her films.
Moving to Vancouver, Lisa wanted to put her skills to the test by moving what she had learned from the stage, to the screen. She wrote and directed her first short film at the Vancouver Film School entitled ‘The Battle Within” in 2008. Later that same year she wrote, produced and directed her first film outside of school entitled, “The Countdown”. Collaborating with different people, she has taken on different roles for different films, such as Producer, 1st Assistant Director, Production Manager, Editor, Assistant Camera Operator, trying to learn more about the art of filmmaking, and the importance of each role with each film she works on.
Creating “Triquetra Productions” in 2008, it was the meaning behind the name that attracted Lisa. “Triquetra” has many different interpretations, but the one that stood out most for her is “Mind, Heart & Body”, it is these three elements that Lisa believes goes fully into each production, and each film she creates.
Currently working on different projects, Lisa is always striving to learn more, push herself to the limits, create something new, and in so doing that, touch people with an idea, a thought, or a response. Whether they like, or hate what they see, it’s not so much the type of response Lisa is interested in, so much as inciting an opinion.