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LISA KIRK COLBURN, Director / Producer

Lisa began working in film production on the set of The Execution’s Song with Tommy Lee Jones in 1980. Studying at UCLA, Lisa has gone on to write eleven screenplays, many of them award winning. Her first, Clouds of Tragedy, was a finalist in the Eugene O’Neil Playwrights competition in 1994. The feature film, The Journey which Lisa co-wrote while working at the Sundance Lab was produced in 1997 starring Roshen Seth and won many national in international film festival awards, including the Audience Award at the Miami Film Festival.

Lisa produced and executive produced the feature length documentary, Sacred Stage: The Mariinsky Theater in 2005, which portrays the survival of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia and its artistic director, Valery Gergiev. The film premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and at Lincoln Center in New York City. Lisa directed, produced and executive produced Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child which took place on stage and behind the scenes at the Israeli Opera House in Tel Aviv in 2010. Lisa owns the film production company Red Fire Films and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.