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Flying Fish Pictures, LLC
(310) 490-6890 phone
Los Angeles, CA
Lisa Cole is a creative activist, writer, producer, and director whose work is a catalyst for change. Inspired by a true story of immigration, her film "Bienvenidos a Los Angeles" won the 2023 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase, sponsored by Viola Davis. A former Regional Finalist in the Student Academy Awards, Lisa co-wrote the #metoo screenplay, "Diamond Girls," with Selena Gomez set to star. Lisa’s script about drug-endangered children, "Girl Named Sue," won the Page International Screenplay contest and is in development with Academy Award-winning producers Laura Bickford and Nathan Ross (also acclaimed filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallee until his untimely passing).
Lisa's unique experience living with 201 host families in 12 countries in a span of three years, fuels her storytelling. Her projects expose social injustices and amplify underrepresented voices. Her background includes producing & directing impactful documentaries for The Gates Foundation, Sundance Institute, Viacom, BET, and A&E, focusing on women's health and safety in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya.
A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Lisa serves on the board of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. She resides in Los Angeles with her partner, Mark Monroe, and their two children.
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