About Director

Lisa Mills

Producer / Director

Lisa Mills brings over 25 years of live event and media production experience to Shebang, producing promos, short films, art and theatre documentation and live visuals for events.

Based in London for nine years, she produced entertainment content and promos for Gamer TV, Sky and Shine TV. Work took her all over the UK and Europe, with clients that included Westminster NHS, the Ministry of Defense, Haringey Council, Block 9 (Glastonbury Festival) and the Ministry of Sound.

Returning to Melbourne, Lisa has been with ACMI’s Public Programs for four years, leading film making, animation and digital story workshops, and facilitating VR and gaming events.

Since moving up country, she has worked with the Castlemaine State Festival as lead visual artist for their 2017 opening night spectacular, and with Punctum Live Arts, Castlemaine Circus, Shivoo Events and Film Harmonix as visuals artist, documentor and promo maker.

Currently she is in research/development mode, creating solid plans for a Digital Hub and media learning space in conjuction with Castlemaine State Festival’s  The Goods Shed Project.

Education

Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1991-96

  • Film and TV Production + Cinema Theory and Modern Literature majors
  • Employed by the RMIT Union Arts for one year to design and implement a cinema program at the old Glasshouse Theatre, and curated RMIT’s first short film competition, organising judges, prizes and the gala screening.

Key Roles

Writer
Producer
Director
Camera Operator
Editor (Premiere, AFX, Final Cut)
Visuals Artist
Event Coordinator
Media Workshop Leader + Facilitator
Documentor
Site Specific Projectionist
Songwriter / Musician

Films

Between the contracts and clients, creative fun was had with these short films, video installations and music videos;

1993 – Zimbanana   16mm colour reversal – Writer / Director / Producer for  The Ergot Derivative’s dramatic action clip.

1995 – Spray    16mm B&W musical comedy  – Writer /Director / Producer, awarded Best Short @ the Melbourne Fringe Film Festival 1994

1999 – I Wanna Be a Nudist   16mm colour neg – Co-Writer /Director / Producer for Regurgitators’ action / comedy film clip

2003  – Barcode    site-specific interactive film – Writer / Director / Producer for Zanzibar’s video lounge, Collins Place Melbourne

2005 – 2 Men Drawing   digital video – co-Writer & Director / Producer for the semi-autobiographical musical short film, profiling Melbourne’s Two Men Drawing team.

Lisa has made over 24 short films with 9-12 year olds during her four years with ACMI’s Make A Movie three-day course, and looks forward to the next phase of film writing and production.