Lisa Jackson (Anishinaabe) is one of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary artists working in film and VR. With a background in documentary, Lisa Jackson expanded into fiction with SAVAGE. She’s known for her cross-genre projects including VR, animation, performance art film and a musical. Playback Magazine named her one of 10 to Watch artists.
Her VR work BIIDAABAN: FIRST LIGHT premiered at Tribeca, has exhibited to 25,000+ people around the world, won a Canadian Screen Award, was nominated for a Webby, and has garnered high praise from press and the public.
With her new company Door Number 3 Productions, she’s now developing documentary and fiction film and TV projects, both her own and others’. These include OJIIBIKAAN, an Indigenous food sovereignty feature doc which won the Corus Best Canadian Pitch award at Hot Docs 2020, as well as WILFRED BUCK, a hybrid feature doc about star knowledge centred on a Cree elder.
She is Anishinaabe from the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, has a BFA from SFU, an MFA from York University (thesis prize), and is an alumna of the Canadian Film Centre’s Directors Lab, TIFF Talent Lab and TIFF Writers Studio, and IDFA Summer School.