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Hey, I'm Lisann!

New York, New York

Lisann Valentin is a Brooklyn-based actress, writer and filmmaker. She has been featured on Good Morning America, The New York Post, Latina Magazine and Fox News Latino.

 

A passionate storyteller, she co-authored the New York Times best-selling anthology Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It, she has written four short films and a spec pilot.

 

Her first short film, Our Quiet Night, ignited her passion for storytelling through film, and it became an official selection of The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival and Cortocircuito: The Latino Shorts Film Festival of New York. Her second short film, Europeany, was an official selection of the Women In Comedy Festival, The Official Latino Short Film Festival and the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival.  Her latest short Just The Beginning premiered at the 55th New York Film Festival.  Valentin is currently in post-production on her most recent short film, Letting Go.

 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

The Great Divide

Denver Feature
Thriller, Western

In 1879 on the Colorado frontier, a destitute woman seeks the money she's owed by joining forces with the outlaws who murdered her father.

91%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.

81%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

Marisol

New York Short
Drama, Foreign Film

When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Invaders

New York Short
Horror, Thriller

When a girl is followed on her way home, she finds herself facing a sinister force that threatens her entire existence.

278%

This project got the green light!

Tracing the Hairstons

New York Feature
Documentary, History

This three-part documentary series explores the journey of the Hairston’s and shows how American slavery helped propel the Hairston’s to one

100%

This project got the green light!

Interference

New York Short
Drama, Thriller

A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.

85%

This project got the green light!

Ghost Girl

New York Series
Comedy, Musical

Ghost Girl, Jess, navigates the afterlife and helps BFFL, Emma Leigh, through the 5 Stages of Grief with songs, snacks, sleepovers & more.

126%

This project got the green light!

Heed the Call

Los Angeles Short
Drama, History

In 1942, Marguerite must decide if she is willing to defy social expectations, her family, and her fiancé in order to join the war effort.

81%

This project got the green light!

Self Portrait

New York Short
Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.

112%

This project got the green light!

Lily 'N' Rose

Denver Short
Drama

Lily and Rose are best friends. When Rose abandons her, Lily flees into the wilderness, confronting something even more profound.

115%

This project got the green light!

Last Night of Normal

Seattle Short
Drama, Family

A young woman struggles to discover what truly matters to her after receiving a terminal diagnosis.

118%

This project got the green light!

Letting go

New York Short
Drama, Nature

In the face of loss, Eloisa remembers that love will give her the strength she needs to let go.

195%

This project got the green light!

More Than Only

Portland Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

Because EVEYRONE deserves their happy after everything. LGBT romantic comedy that celebrates finding love and learning to love yourself

220%

This project got the green light!

Me, My Mom & Sharmila - From Stage to Screenplay

Chicago Feature
Comedy, Drama

An intergenerational story of three South Asian women, a daughter, her mother & a Bollywood icon, whose destinies collide.

111%

This project got the green light!

The Empty

New York Short
Drama

Maura, a 10 year old girl, feels her mother, Patricia, drifting away. Maura takes the advice of a mysterious man to make Patricia happy.

82%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte Short
Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

150%

This project got the green light!

Nanay Ko

Los Angeles Feature
Musical, Comedy

A Filipino-American Musical. After her father's passing, Christine must save the family restaurant from failing, putting her dreams on hold.

130%

This project got the green light!

Tough Love

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

When Nikki breaks up with her cheating fiancé, she must learn to navigate the world of dating as a bisexual women.

82%

This project got the green light!

If Only

New York Short
Drama

On the day before she moves into hospice, Vera's three children show her the time of her life.

131%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

Butterflies

New York Short
Drama

Butterflies is a dark look at the psychological affects of bullying on Melanie as she navigates her way through high school.

102%

This project got the green light!

The Decades of Mason Carroll

New York Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

A man who cannot age, wishing to hide, learns to slip into then out of intimate relationships until he is forced to confront his fears.

88%

This project got the green light!

Welcome Home

Albany Series
Comedy

When life handed them lemons, they moved back home with their parents.

80%

This project got the green light!

Exposure

Pepin Feature
Romance, LGBTQ

Two women set off on separate journeys of self-reflection and contemplation. What happened between them? How did the relationship die?

100%

This project got the green light!

Solstice Ranch

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Romance

Set in the late 90s at a whimsical retreat, this lighthearted short film tests the boundaries of friendships, relationships and family.

81%

This project got the green light!

Odette

Portsmouth Short
Comedy, Horror

A curse. A small town. Two adventures trying to save the world and get some pancakes.. #Not Another Zombie Cowboy Love Story

86%

This project got the green light!

Forbidden Steps

Los Angeles Feature
Global Celebration, Family

A Muslim police officer stuck between his dancer daughter & orthodox father must grapple with ties to tradition & his own American dream.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Last Partera

Durham Feature
Documentary

A 95-year-old midwife passes on her wisdom to a new generation of Costa Rican women fighting for their right to choose how they give birth.

106%

This project got the green light!

Consexual

Bozeman Short
Documentary

Consexual will comment on the status of rape culture at MSU Bozeman, show the resources available and that there is hope for survivors.

129%

This project got the green light!

The Secret Nobody Knows

New York Short
Romance, War

A woman’s parting gift to a solider reveals the secret to their uncertain future.

105%

This project got the green light!

To Life

Austin Short
Comedy, Fantasy

When grief and laughter meet, the worst advice may be the best.

100%

This project got the green light!

About a Donkey

New York Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.

108%

This project got the green light!

Lost and Found

New York Short
Drama, Family

A family deals with their father's dementia and finds the underlying love in their own relationships with one another.

118%

This project got the green light!

Santi

New York Short
Drama

Santi the film is the story of a young man who struggles to escape the violence of his home.

91%

This project got the green light!

A New York Pair

New York Short
Romantic Comedy

What happens when Molly and Charles must decide between ambition and love in New York City?

121%

This project got the green light!

Cross

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Film-Noir

A young Filipino backyard boxer enters a Mexican fight ring in the San Fernando Valley.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Videoblogs

Brooklyn Feature
Drama

A feature film about a lonely young woman who reaches out through The Screen.

108%

This project got the green light!

Directed by Women


Global Celebration

Inviting the world to fall madly in love with & wildly celebrate women filmmakers & their films.

88%

This project got the green light!

Time Signature

Brooklyn Short
Sci-Fi

Danielle meets her favorite guitarist, Astra, who reveals that she is a time-traveler.

100%

This project got the green light!

Seed&Spark's Seed&Spark!

New York
Other

It's not about fundraising, it's about filmmaking! Join the movement to shape the future of film.

104%

This project got the green light!

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2012

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