Lisa Cole is the 2009 Hollywood FAME Awards recipient for Music Documentary Writer Director; “Do It For The Band: The Women Of The Sunset Strip”
California born and Arkansas bred, Lisa is a graduate of the Loyola Marymount University School of Cinema & Television in Los Angeles. She began her film career as a camera assistant on music videos, commercials and independent feature films. She then began producing documentaries for broadcast television including: A&E, VH1’s “Behind the Music” and Vh1 Rock Docs. Her film “Do it For the Band: The Women of the Sunset Strip” won “Rock Doc of the Year” at the 2009 LA Music Awards. Other award-winning short films include, “Glass (recipient, Samuel Arkoff Filmmaker’s Award) and “Serendipity Lane”, (Finalist, Student Academy Awards & actor Wes Bentley’s screen debut.) Her original narrative script “My Name is Sue” won “Best Screenplay” at the 2006 La Femme Film Festival in Beverly Hills and “Top 10 Scripts of 2007” at the Slamdance Screenwriting Competition. This script is currently in development with producers Jen Roskind and Guymon Casady.
Her most recent work includes the documentary short films: “Dear Mothers”, commissioned by the Gates Foundation and Sundance Institute, which was shot in the Democratic Republic of the Congo July 2010; and “Lioness”, which was shot on location in the fall of 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya and completed August 2011.
In addition to filmmaking, Lisa directed the award-winning play “Sister Cities” in the spring of 2007 for the acclaimed Alliance Repertory Theater Company of Burbank. The show ran for nine successful weeks.
ACCOLADES: **Winner, Jury Prize for “Best Short Doc Film”, at the 2012 the Newport Beach Film Festival for “Lioness”, **Winner, “Rock Doc of the Year”, FAME/La Music Awards, 2009 for “Do it For the Band: The Women of the Sunset Strip” **Winner, Gold Prize Best Short Film Script”, 5th Annual Page Int”l Screenwriting Awards, 2008 **Winner, 6th American Gem Short Screenplay Competition, 2008 **Recipient, Women in Film”s Directing Mentorship Program Jan 2007 **”Pick of the Week” Backstage West April, 2007 for the play “Sister Cities” **Slamdance “Top 10 Scripts 2007″, “My Name is Sue” (narrative screenplay) **Winner “Best Screenplay” October 2006 “My Name is Sue” La Femme Film Festival Beverly Hills **Winner, Samuel Arkoff Filmmaking Award **Winner, Regional Finalist, Student Academy Award.
Honor graduate, School of Film & Television at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.