Lisa Rideout is an award-winning filmmaker whose two most recent films won Oscar qualify awards. She creates character driven documentaries with a focus on women who have forged their own paths outside of societal norms. Lisa has directed content for NETFLIX, CRAVE, CBC and VICE. She is currently working with Banger Films, developing a documentary feature about renowned sex expert Sue Johanson and directing an episode of their TV series This is Pop! for Netflix and Bell.
In 2019, her CBC supported film One Leg In, One Out won Best Short Documentary at the LA and Brooklyn Film Festival. Lisa’s film Take a Walk on the Wildside won the 2018 Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Short and a Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Her stop motion animation film, His Nose, Her Eyes, Whose Face? inspired by her own experience being mixed race, premiered on CBC in 2019.
Lisa has her MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University and her MA in Critical Media and Cultural Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She founded her production company Lifted Eyes Media in 2013.https://www.lisakrideout.com