Lia is a Northern Irish Film Director/Producer. She is a graduate of the Irish National Film School (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Arts, Technology and Design), where her graduation film “To All My Darlings” won the Audience Award for best short film at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021 and was shortlisted for an EDA Student BAFTA.
Her documentary short film “Run With Her”, commissioned by the Scottish Documentary Institute, produced by WalkOnAir Films and funded by N.I Screen and Screen Scotland, premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2021. She has several projects in development, including Amor, a fiction LGBTQIA+ short film in collaboration with Nairobi-based writer Aduda Hera and the Northern Irish production company Dumbworld, commissioned by the British Council and funded by BFI Network as part of their Films For Freedom short film scheme.
Her next documentary short she is co-directing with Filmmaker Fionnuala McCormack, Missing Mam has been funded by Creative Europe with Irish production company Venom.