Lana Lovell
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Lana Lovell came off a six-year hiatus in 2016 with a surge of independent work. In 2017 she wrote the play Commercial Acts, which went into pre-development in 2018 with Toronto’s Obsidian Theatre. Also, in 2018 she wrote the feature film script My Life Is Busy. A difficult documentary to direct, Resilience: Stories of Single Black Mothers countered stereotypes with a complex and richly detailed portraits of real women. Lana was commissioned by Omni Television for the project. She directed the documentary The Incomparable Jackie Richards (2008), which explored the life and times of cabaret artist, theatre and film actor, performer Jackie Richardson, broadcasted on Bravo Television for 5 years. Lana’s first music content documentary, Underground, screened at the Toronto’s Hot Docs Film Festival (2006) and won praise for capturing the complex central character’s, Coco Brown, life and artistry. Into the Heart of Africa, (1996), the first film Lana directed was about the protest during the contentious exhibit, of the same name, at the Royal Ontario Museum. Lana lives and work in Toronto, Canada.