Named one of 10 to Watch by Playback Magazine in 2012, Lisa Jackson comes from a background in documentary, including the CTV "W5 Presents" 1-hour RESERVATION SOLDIERS and acclaimed short SUCKERFISH, and expanded into fiction with SAVAGE, which won a 2010 Genie award for Best Short Film. Jackson's work has played at festivals internationally, including the Berlinale, SXSW, London BFI, HotDocs, and Edinburgh, as well as broadcast on CBC, CTV, TMN, Bravo!, Knowledge, SCN, and APTN. In 2013, she completed four films and co-wrote an episode of the 1-hour teen supernatural series THE RECKONER, in development with APTN. Her most recent work INTEMPERANCE recently premiered at imagineNATIVE as part of their Embargo Collective II commission project and she's slated to co-direct the 8-part docudrama series 1491, based on Charles C. Mann's best-selling book, in the summer of 2015.
Jackson's films have garnered numerous awards and in 2012 the ReelWorld Festival named her a Trailblazer. She is Anishinaabe, has a BFA in Film Production from Simon Fraser University, has completed the Canadian Film Centre's Directors' Lab, and works in both fiction and documentary.