“Shipwreck” is short narrative portrayal of a young girl coping with grief, loss and her sense of identity.

Director Biography – Lisa Cole

Award-winning writer + director, Lisa co-wrote “Girl Named Sue”, filming in 2021 with Shailene Woodley starring. Laura Bickford, Jean-Marc Vallee and Nathan Ross producing. Currently, Cole is adapting a Washington Post article for Flora Films about the Kay Jewelry pay inequity and sexual discrimination lawsuit.

Cole’s background includes directing documentaries for The Gates Foundation, Sundance and networks. Her films include women’s health and safety issues in DRC and Nairobi, Kenya. Narrative projects include Regional Finalist winner for the Student Academy Awards. Cole is the 2019 Final Draft Fellow with Stowe Story Lab and Second Rounder Sundance Development Track 2021.

A board member of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Cole graduated from Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television and resides in Los Angeles with documentarian husband, Mark Monroe, and two children.


Director Statement

Like so many people during Covid, my family and I are going through big challenges, navigating intense emotional terrain. I wanted to find a way to express some of these emotions on film while paying homage to the collective loss facing our world. The goal was to film safely with a minuscule crew and create something impactful with the limited resources on hand.

Thank you for your consideration!
Lisa Cole


Lisa Cole


Lisa Cole


Lisa Cole

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