02.24.16
Guest Announcement: Film-maker, Lisa Ovies

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Lisa Ovies is an award winning producer, director, actress and writer residing in Vancouver, Canada.  Lisa has trained at Vancouver Film School in documentary film, production and scriptwriting; as well as received a scholarship in 2006 to Columbia Academy of Broadcasting where she excelled in her field. In 2008 she began pursuing her love of acting by attending the full time program at Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts and in June 2011, she launched the film company I No.Films.

Since then, she received a full scholarship to Women in the Directors Chair for the art dept and most recently received a scholarship to Chicago Second City where she spent the better part of the summer of 2014 working on her improv and sketch writing. 2014 was a ground breaking year for Lisa, She produced an award winning music video, 4 short films, two of which were directed by the award winning Soska twins, and her feature film “Taking My Parents to Burning Man” took home audience choice awards at the Sonoma International Film Festival, the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Maui Film Festival. She had her directorial debut on the comedy “I Wanna Date You” in the summer of 2015 and recently completed directing her first feature film, the much anticipated comedic Horror “Puppet Killer” starring Richard Harmon of ‘The 100′ and Aleks Paunovic of ‘Cuntinuum and Dead Rising’. She can most recently been been seen in the recently released films ‘Shooting the Musical’ and ‘Suspension’