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About

Lisa Rideout is Toronto based, award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her innovative approach to storytelling and striking visuals have garnered her multiple awards and nominations. Take a Walk on the Wildside and One Leg In, One Leg Out both won Oscar qualify awards- the 2018 Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Short and the 2018 Best Documentary Short Award at the LA Film Festival. Lisa looks to create work that humanizes complex characters and pushes creative boundaries. She specializes in character driven content.

In 2013, Lisa established her production company Lifted Eyes Media (LEM) to focus on telling compelling and cinematic stories about real people. 

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).