Lisa Ovies

Lisa Ovies

Special Guest
Kelowna Community Theatre

Lisa Ovies is an award winning producer, director and actress currently residing in Vancouver, Canada. She originally trained at Vancouver Film School in 2002 for documentary film, production and screenwriting; 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 to train in the art department, 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.

In 2014 she also had her directorial debut with the comedy ‘I Wanna Date U’ 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. In 2016 she directed her first feature film, the comedic slasher ‘Puppet Killer, and launched her agency ANFAgency, which represents some of Canada’s top talent for conventions and personal appearances. Lisa is also the owner of Rogue Studios, a studio space in Vancouver that is home to 2 production companies, an improv school and a children’s acting school.