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PRODUCTION STILL OF LISA FOTI-STRAUS

A FILM BY Lisa Foti-Straus


Lisa first heard Michael Hurley’s music while sitting in Robbie Lee’s Chrysler Woodie, parked in their high school lot. Her first chance to see Michael play came years later at the Burren in Somerville, MA. Life altering applies. To catch him again, she traveled across the country to the 2005 Quiet Quiet Window Light festival in Bolinas, CA, walked up after the show ended in a sing-along set, and asked him if he’d be up for making a film.

Lisa’s artistry must have made itself clear to Snock (or maybe it was just her deep appreciation for the Snark). A committed maker and experimenter in life, she’s spent different eras impassioned by drawing, oil painting, poetry and short story writing,  fabric printing and filmmaking, which she studied with Susannah in the Visual and Environmental Studies (as in Art) department of Harvard College. Of course, Lisa would like best of all to be a rock-star, but hasn’t quite figured that one out (yet). Before devoting five years to the making of Elwood Snock & The Land Of Lo-Fi, Lisa spent time on the road with the shiny Sister Wendy for the BBC’s American Collection and alongside Barbara Hammer during the making of Resisting Paradise. She has also had the pleasure of mentorship from directors Claudia Weil and Robb Moss. Lisa is responsible for a series of beautiful experimental and documentary shorts and, having entered into a world of musicians through Michael, she continues to record live music and collaborate on music videos and projects with various folks from the film.

Lisa is also co-owner and resourceress of Gravel & Gold in San Francisco’s mission district, where she culls the many shop items and works with many an amazing artist and maker across the bay area and beyond. She makes her home to the north of San Francisco with a bevy including Susannah and two black dogs in a 70s correct many-level house on the edge of the Pacific.


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A FILM BY Lisa Foti-Straus & Susannah Morse WITH Michael Hurley ANIMATED BY Drew Christie