COMPELLING Stories about real people



Lifted Eyes Media (LEM) is a Toronto-based production company that creates documentary films. We specialize in telling compelling stories about real people. The topics we cover are challenging and we work tirelessly to craft engaging content that tell these stories through personal narratives. Our approach is rooted in the belief that the most powerful films explore complex issues through the eyes of those who have lived them.  

 Our portfolio includes films on the transgender community, cross-dressing, terminal illness, mental health, unemployment and aging. 


Lisa Rideout

Lisa Rideout works as a documentary film and commercial director. She founded Lifted Eyes Media in 2013.  In 2017, Lisa helped establish Fringe Creative a commercial production company which creates story centric branded content. From 2013-2015 Lisa worked in the production office at the Canadian Film Centre (CFC). During her time at the CFC, she helped produce over 150 narrative shorts, becoming intimately familiar with film production.

Lisa received her MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University in Toronto, ON and her MA in Critical Media and Cultural Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK. 



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