California-born and Arkansas-bred, Lisa Cole is a Los Angeles-based writer-director-producer whose work amplifies underrepresented voices and exposes social injustices. A Student Academy Awards-Oscars®
regional finalist, Academy Nicholl’s quarterfinalist, Women in Film (WIF) mentee, Page International Screenplay winner, Cine Qua Non Lab fellow, and Stowe Story Labs/Final Draft fellow, Lisa has several feature films currently in development with prominent producers, including Diamond Girls
for Flora Films with Selena Gomez attached to star. Her award-winning short films include Shipwreck
, which screened in over 30 festivals worldwide, including Official Selection Diversity in Cannes 2021 Short Film Showcase. Lisa’s background includes documentaries for The Gates Foundation, Sundance Institute, Viacom, BET and A&E, as well as films highlighting women’s health and safety in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University’s School of Cinema & Television, Lisa serves on the Board of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.
Filthy — In a small-minded midwestern town, 12-year-old Cherry prepares to sign a “purity pledge” to remain a virgin until marriage. But on the eve of the ceremony, slated to happen before family and friends in her Evangelical church, she experiences her first orgasm and a sexual awakening erupts, pitting natural hormonal desire against the threat of eternal damnation.