Lynne Stopkewich


Lynne Stopkewich is a Vancouver-based filmmaker best known for her emotionally-riveting, award-winning features KISSED, SUSPICIOUS RIVER, and LILITH ON TOP, which played theatrically worldwide and premiered at the Cannes Director’s Fortnight, Venice, and Sundance film festivals. In the world of television, Stopkewich has directed many high-profile dramatic episodics such as The L Word (Showtime), Da Vinci’s Inquest (CBC), The Guard (Global), The Firm (NBC) and Rookie Blue (ABC). Stopkewich also helmed the television feature THE LIFE (CTV) and was twice nominated for DGC Best Director Awards. Most recently, Stopkewich directed seven films for the ground- breaking documentary series HERE, AT HOME with the National Film Board of Canada, dealing sensitively with the subject of homelessness and mental illness. Although primarily a director, Stopkewich has produced features for colleagues Matthew Bissonnette (LOOKING FOR LEONARD), Scott Smith (FALLING ANGELS), and Cam Labine (CONTROL ALT DELETE). As a former film student (BFA ’87, MFA ’96), Stopkewich is an outspoken supporter of indie filmmakers and now teaches, juries, and mentors widely. She is on the UBC Film Production Alumni and Praxis Script Development Advisory Panels and has sat on the Board of the Whistler Film Festival since 2005.