Lisa Jackson
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Named one of Playback Magazine’s 10 to Watch in 2012, Lisa Jackson’s genre-blending films span documentary and fiction and include current affairs, animation, VR and a musical. They’ve appeared on most networks in Canada, screened at major festivals internationally, and garnered numerous awards, including a 2010 Genie for Best Short Film for Savage. In 2015, she directed the drama segments for the APTN/ZDF series docudrama series 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus, based on the best-selling book. She recently directed her first 360 degree film with Secret Location for CBC's "The Current," is co-directing a one-hour doc for CBC's "Firsthand," and developing a large-scale immersive audio-visual installation on the power of indigenous languages. She is the Director of the Gladue Video Project with Osgoode Hall Law School, a pilot project that will profile aboriginal offenders for use in the sentencing process; and the Director Mentor for the National Screen Institute's Aboriginal Documentary Training Program. She is Anishinaabe, has a BFA in Film Production from SFU, is completing her MFA at York University and is an alumna of the Canadian Film Centre's Directors Lab. She works in both fiction and documentary.