“The whole design of this film was developed with this award in mind – a studio shoot to create a high concept, low-budget film. It will incorporate creative animation techniques with live action. This award is absolutely the most thrilling thing that could have happened!“
Lulu Keating is an award-winning writer, producer and filmmaker whose work has been presented internationally. Her work is predominantly independent dramas and documentaries, and she has also produced for the NFB, CBC and History Television. Her films have screened at festivals from Chicago to Copenhagen and her work has been honoured with numerous awards for best documentary, short film, editing and visual production at festivals around the world. After studying Media and Communications at Vancouver School of Art, and Motion Picture Studies at Ryerson, Keating spent several years working through the Atlantic Filmmakers Co-op. She began then and continues to produce one film a year through her company, Red Snapper Films Limited. Her films include her widely-loved tongue-in-cheek self-portrait LULU’S BACK IN TOWN, the internationally acclaimed animated documentary about her huge Catholic family, THE MOODY BROOD, and her debut feature film, shot in Zimbabwe, THE MIDDAY SUN, and her second feature, LUCILLE’S BALL which screened at festivals internationally, aired on Super Channel, and won her the WIDC Feature Film Award, Best Canadian Feature at the Female Eye Film Festival and nine Leo Award nominations.
Keating is active on regional and national organizations, serving on numerous juries and boards of directors. She has taught from coast to coast to coast, for Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Emily Carr and Klondike Institute of Art and Culture. Keating’s film work has been presented in retrospectives across the country. In 2001, Keating won a residency in Dawson City Yukon, where she now lives. Currently, Keating is developing the feature film KLONDIKE KALAHARI. As well she is seeking financing for a documentary about First Nation elder, photographer JJ Van Bibber