Biography

Naomi Lisner first appeared on stage at age 8 as Tinkerbell in JM Barrie’s play Peter Pan. Lisner studied voice/speech/drama with Ms Joyce Foreman from the Trinity College of London from age 7 until 14 years old. At 17 Lisner moved to the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney training with late Broadway legend Hayes Gordon. Lisner later moved to Melbourne to raise her then young family. Since living in Melbourne Lisner studied at the Melbourne Actors Lab, taken dialect lessons with Anna McCrossin Owen and studied gun and safety handling with veteran armourer John Fox.

After her divorce Lisner has become a prolific writer.  The first screen play Lisner wrote was Apparently So, she has also turned it into a book. There is a sequel Lucy Blooms. Then In 2016 Lisner formed her film company DFUA Productions. Lisner co-produced, co-pwrote and acted in the feature film Tracy. Once Tracy was completed and in post Lisner wrote Hannah Rosenthal and decided to make her directorial debut as well as playing the role of Hannah. In 2017 Lisner formed Ahavah Casting with her business partner Derek Erskine . The idea was to not only cast their own projects but to be able to introduce new talent to the screen.

In the past few years Lisner has performed on stage for fringe festival in Beyond the Barriers, and has worked on an abundance of films, and is the face of various print campaigns as well as written screen plays.

Lisner has recently completed a screen play called The Imbalance. It is about two actresses in their 50’s sharing an apartment after divorce looking for working a youth obsessed industry. It is an comedy that tells things like they are in the most hysterical way. Lisner plans to star opposite Mardi Edge in what will either be a feature film or mini series.

As an advocate for gender equality and diversity Lisner joined the board of WIFT Vic in 2015 for two years. Lisner is a member of the AWG (Australian Writers Guild) MEAA (Media Equity Australian Alliance as well as being a member of the MEAA wellness Committee. Lisner is a volunteer for VABT (Victorian Actors Benevolent Trust)
Lisner is represented by Profile Talent Management (Australia for acting).

 

Lisner just keeps going from strength to strength and its truly an exciting addition back to the performing arts and one that should be watched closely.