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Lisa Downs

A London based producer and director based, with a background in music videos and factual entertainment television.

I've always wanted to work in film and TV - albeit as an actor. After interviewing myself after my pretend Oscar win at 6 years old in my hometown of Chester, UK, I grew up loving the magic of film, and the magic of storytelling.

After completing a BA in Television Production out in country Australia, I realised directing was where my heart lay, so I travelled to India to shoot a documentary short featuring Jetsun Pema - sister of His Holiness the Dalai Lama - which won Grand Jury Prize in New York in 2004.

Next stop was researching, coordinating and editing travel documentaries for networks such as National Geographic, Travel Channel and Seven Network Australia before I moved to London - with a lot of warm clothes!

Once in London, I continued my hobby of directing music videos, and took on directing my first feature "Just Ate" which was an incredible experience. During the weeks, I spent long hours in factual entertainment, producing the celebrity travel adventure series for Channel 5 in the UK, as well as a culinary series which I developed as well as produced for Fox Networks International.

I now strive to work on projects that I have created personally - whether it will be shooting another feature or short film I have written, producing a large scale charity event I've conceived, or continuing to stay creative with music videos.

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