Lisa Olivieri

Lisa Olivieri is an award-winning documentary filmmaker in the Boston area. Her first documentary, BLINDSIDED, is an intimate portrait of a female artist slowly losing her sight and hearing while surviving her abusive girlfriend. The film has won numerous awards, including the Artistic Achievement Award in Directing from the qFLIX Film Festival/Worcester, and the Jury Award for Best Documentary from The Women’s Film Festival/Philadelphia. BLINDSIDED aired on Maine Public Television in 2016 and received national grants from LEF Foundation, Frameline Film and Video Completion Fund, Women in Film Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Olivieri is best known for her ability to coax and capture unwavering raw and intense footage from her subjects. She is currently filming and directing her second documentary, RECOVERY CITY, about women in recovery in Worcester, MA.