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Lisa Tervo
Chair of Digital Film, College of Arts and Media
Lisa Tervo is an award-winning filmmaker based in Phoenix, Arizona. She first discovered how film could inform audiences when she opted to create a short film instead of delivering an in-class presentation during high school. Since then, she has worked on numerous projects as a freelance Director of Photography and Assistant Camera as well as directed a few of her own shorts, including the award-winning 35mm film “A Beautifully Controlled Study of Provincial Melancholy.” Currently, Lisa is the Program Director for the Digital Film program at Grand Canyon University, where she oversees over 300 students in Production and Screenwriting emphases. Additionally, she has volunteered as a judge for the NXNW Film Festival for the past five years as well as contributed as a workshop presenter at the Phoenix Film Festival for the past two years. Lisa also remains active as a screenwriter; most recently selling scripts to Netflix and Hallmark.