Naomi Lisner – Actor/Writer/Producer
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Naomi Lisner first appeared on stage at age 8 as Tinkerbell in JM Barrie’s play Peter Pan. Lisner studied voice/speech/drama with Ms Joyce Foreman from the Trinity College of London from age 7 until 14 years old. At 17 Lisner moved to the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney training with late Broadway legend Hayes Gordon. Lisner later moved to Melbourne to raise her then young family. Since living in Melbourne Lisner studied at the Melbourne Actors Lab, taken dialect lessons with Anna McCrossin Owen and studied gun and safety handling with veteran armourer John Fox.
In 2016 Lisner formed her own film company DFUA Productions Pty Ltd. Lisner co- wrote the feature Tracy with Cassandra Leopold and Derek Erskine. Lisner is a producer and has the lead support role of Jade Patterson. Tracy has its world premiere in July 2018 at The Sun Theatre in Yarraville, Melbourne Australia.
Lisner made her directorial debut in the short film Hannah Rosenthal. Lisner plays the lead role of Hannah an intellectually challenged woman living with her Mother. The film deals with traditions, prejudice, ignorance, fear, hope and love.
In the past few years Lisner has performed on stage for fringe festival in Beyond the Barriers, and has worked on an abundance of films, and is the face of various print campaigns.
Lisner has cast her next feature with her business partner Derek Erskine, Heart of Fury based on the Last days of Lord Byron. Lisner is producer/actor in the role of Margarita Cogni.
Lisner is playing the lead role of Evelyn a nightclub singer in the feature The Incredible Chronicles of Mr Pasqual a feature set in Cuba.
Lisner has written several screenplays in the past few years which are winning awards around the world.Her first film Hannah Rosenthal that she wrote, directed and starred in has won awards around the world and picked up international distribution with LA/Toronto based company Intellect Films.
In January 2019 Lisner directed L’Chaim which she wrote on a plane coming home from the 30th Girona film Festival in Barcelona, where her film received a special trophy.. The film is set in WW2 and Lisner plays the role of Aviva a Jewish woman hiding in the forest.In a strange set of happy coincidences L’Chaim is premiering at the 31st Girona film Festival in September 2019. L’Chaim has been nominated for best short film.
As an advocate for gender equality and diversity Lisner joined the board of WIFT Vic in 2015 for two years. Lisner is a member of the AWG (Australian Writers Guild and a long time member of MEAA (Media Equity Australian Alliance. Lisner is a volunteer for VABT (Victorian Actors Benevolent Trust)
Lisner is represented by Profile Talent Management(Australia for acting).
Lisner was recently nominated for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women for 2020 for her contribution to arts and entertainment.
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Fortune favours the brave