Lulu Keating

Lulu Keating is an award-winning writer, producer and filmmaker whose work has been presented internationally. After studying Media and Communications at Vancouver School of Art, and Motion Picture Studies at Ryerson, Keating spent several years working through the Atlantic Filmmakers Co-op during the eighties. She began then and continues to produce one film a year. Her work is predominantly independent dramas and documentaries, and she has also produced for the NFB, CBC and History Television. Keating actively participates in Canada’s burgeoning film community. She was one of the new wave of independent Canadian filmmakers who changed the shape of Canadian cinema. She was directly involved in the organization of film and video co-operatives across Canada, culminating in the formation of a national organization. In her new community, Dawson City Yukon, this work continues with her participation on the boards of Yukon Film Society and Dawson City Arts Society.

In 1985 Keating incorporated her own company, Red Snapper Films Limited, which has produced over two dozen films including her widely-loved tongue-in-cheek self-portrait Lulu’s Back in Town, the internationally acclaimed animated documentary about her huge Catholic family, The Moody Brood, and her feature film, shot in Zimbabwe, The Midday Sun. Keating’s films have screened at festivals from Chicago to Copenhagen and her work has been honoured with numerous awards for best documentary, short film, editing and visual production at the festivals around the world. Keating is active on regional and national organizations, serving on numerous juries and boards of directors. She has taught from coast to coast to coast, for Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Emily Carr and Klondike Institute of Art and Culture. Keating’s film work has been presented in retrospectives across the country. In 2001, Keating won a residency in Dawson City Yukon, where she now lives.

Keating has just completed a new feature film, Lucille's Ball. She is developing numerous projects, including new features Astrid's Vision and Klondike Kalahari. As well she is seeking financing for a documentary about First Nation elder, photographer JJ Van Bibber.

  • Area(s) of Interest: Writers; Directors; Producers
  • Current Profession: Filmmaker
  • Company/Employer: Red Snapper Films Limited
  • Work References or Credits: Lucille's Ball, The Midday Sun (features) The Moody Brood, Madame Ada (docs)
  • Website: www.redsnapperfilms.ca