Lisa, a humanitarian, has devoted years to educating communities on sensitive subject matters through her non-profit, 501C3, A Write to Heal.
Currently Lisa is honoring our Veterans by writing a series 'Heroic Episodes' and has created the VFA-Veterans Film Apprenticeship. The VFA gives Veterans a chance to heal and assimilate back into civilian life through the job training apprenticeship. It will also provide Veterans with drone training, testing and licensing in order to become a Part 107 commercial drone pilot.
Short Pilot: "The Shooters Nail"
Behind the scenes rehearsal with actors & Veterans
The medium of writing & filmmaking provides me with a powerful platform to address serious and sensitive subject matters. I wrote 'The Shades' as a response to my assault and as a creative way to speak out against violence against women. I founded my 501C3, A Write to Heal, Inc., to help others heal from trauma and overcome PTSD.
The Shades is an official selection of Cinequest Film Festival and Berlin Lift-Off Online Festival
Lisa Regina- Writer, Director, Producer
"I find beauty in the simplicity of rhythm and images and power in silence."
Check out behind the scenes
Lisa created this community project with the students of her alma mater, Triton High School in Runnemede, NJ. Lisa was thrilled to direct over 600 students who came out to support and bring to life Lisa's vision and message: to speak out against bullying and to never be a bystander.
"I love producing projects that give back. There is no greater feeling than bringing together people who believe and connect to a message.'
"I had to use a bullhorn to be heard and to direct over 600 high school students. The teens were patient, despite the freezing weather."
"Whenever I write a script, I try to offer my students a chance to build their craft and on set experience. My students are either acting in my project or they are part of the production crew."
Filming a video and casting the entire school in the project really empowers the teens and community leaders.
"I had an image in my mind of hundreds of students united and standing against the bully.'
Taking the writing from concept to production to educate and empower.