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Edmonton Short Film Festival

"Life of Riley is an excellent debut for Lisa Datz. It showcases her multifaceted talents as an actress, storyteller, and now, filmmaker. There is so much to unpack with this storyline, and the potential to expand on this as a series is something we can hope for. This short film is 15 minutes packed full of romance, drama, and intrigue that has left the audiences wanting more!"

- Jessi Toms

Founder/CEO, Muse Canada Inc

Brooklyn Bridge

"LAIFF 2023 NEWS: Female-Driven LatinX Immigration Short LIFE OF RILEY Premieres At The Los Angeles International Film Festival"

American Film Market's "Rising Female Directors to Discover in 2023"

"...Lisa Datz is a dynamic force in the entertainment industry, seamlessly transitions between roles as a critically acclaimed actor, director, writer, producer, and voice-over artist..."

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"Los Angeles International Film Festival's 10 Filmmakers to Watch"

"...Lisa’s directorial debut “Life of Riley” has garnered festival acclaim..."

"Datz has created a fantastic short-form drama which evokes memories of classic culture clash dramas and the power of consequence, implication and suggestion without resorting to explicit visuals and violence. A stirring multi-faceted story helped along by a straight-forward and straight-talking script."

-  John Higgins, FIlm and TV Now

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