Hey, I'm Lisa!

Los Angeles, California

Lisa Coombs is an actress currently living in the sunny city of Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in Syracuse, New York, Lisa was declared a bona fide dork from day one. Her gusto and enthusiasm combined with her social ineptitude lead to some painfully awkward moments early in life, but once she became active in her school's drama club she attained enough confidence and vulnerability to discover her true gift: making people laugh!

 

Lisa hung around her hometown long enough to earn her BFA in Acting at Syracuse University; then immediately moved to California and escaped the snow forever. As soon as she arrived she began honing her comedy skills at the Groundlings School and performed with several improv/sketch comedy troops. After getting her feet wet in the local indie film scene, Lisa wrote, produced and starred in her own web series Finding Normal, which is now in pre-production for a second season! She is currently keeping her funny bone in shape in Scott Sedita's Comedy Master Class.

 

Lisa specializes in playing the light-hearted dorky best friend. Her cheerful and unintimidating demeanor puts everyone at ease... at least until that one awkward thing is said.

 

When she's not acting, Lisa enjoys hiking, camping and cooking with her husband (who's a much better cook), playing music, and dancing freestyle around her livingroom. She also likes cats. And stuffed monkeys.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Hangman

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

After losing her husband to suicide, Gwen faces the etahes of grief and can’t seem to shake his memory.

101%

This project got the green light!

Interested In, Season 2

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

A coming of age original series about the steamy, fumbling sexual encounters of a recently out college student.

100%

This project got the green light!

Enid's Wall

Harwich, Massachusetts Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

Enid’s Wall is a ghost story. A coming-of-older-age drama. A love letter to the sea. But, above all, it’s a story about belonging.

87%

This project got the green light!

Border'd Season One

Chicago, Illinois Series
Drama, Family

BORDER'D focuses on a trio of Latinx siblings reunited in their suburban hometown after the passing of their father.

80%

This project got the green light!

GONE

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Crime, Thriller

On October 24th, 2011, Garrett Phillips was murdered in his mother’s apartment. Who committed this horrible act is still a mystery.

84%

This project got the green light!

Finding Normal Season Two

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Ashley continues her quest to "find normal" as she navigates the treacherous waters of adulting; her first job and her first romance!

100%

This project got the green light!

SHEVOLUTION

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Biography, Drama

SHEVOLUTION is a film based on a real journey of a woman in an abusive relationship with a husband who has bipolar disorder.

100%

This project got the green light!

Hotline: Digital Series

New York City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Attorney Hazel Clarke becomes involved at a suicide hotline and begins to look like a murderer after the suspicious death of her sister.

105%

This project got the green light!

Terminal

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

As a daughter waits for news of her father, her emotions - Denial, Anger, Guilt and Despair - conflict on how to process their shared grief.

118%

This project got the green light!

All is Well

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

A dark comedy about two women in Colonial America trying to hide a body.

113%

This project got the green light!

I Know You Are

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Gracie has already come out of the closet once, she's not about to do it again.

92%

This project got the green light!

I am Sophie.

Los Angeles, California Company
Experimental, Other

An identity adventure with a French twist. With humor & an aching heart, Sophie has us all wondering, "Who am I?" and "Who do I want to be?"

105%

This project got the green light!

Bar Flies

Bozeman, Montana Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A grad student who studies the alcohol consumption habits of sexually deprived fruit flies finds parallels between her study and love life.

94%

This project got the green light!

Cherry Picking

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A bride questions if waiting until marriage to have sex was the right choice, voicing concern to her very sexually active female cousins.

107%

This project got the green light!

Messy The Web Series

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Romance

A web series about love, marriage, separation, kids, and dating all under one happy roof! I swear this will not make you cry!

100%

This project got the green light!

Spot: A True Period Piece

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

Spot is a short film about a group of women who are fed up with being shamed for their periods and fight back for change in their law firm!

103%

This project got the green light!

Walking with Me

New Hyde Park, New York Film Short
Drama, Romance

Relationships are full of love. It's just how we show it that is important.

92%

This project got the green light!

Butch Pal For The Straight Gal

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Reality-TV

The lesbian Queer Eye, aka Butch Pal For The Straight Gal, pokes fun at stereotypes while gifting self-love and empowerment to women in need

102%

This project got the green light!

What's in the Woods?

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, Thriller

The night three best friends move to the woods a boy comes to them for help. Soon they are surrounded by forces coming for what's theirs.

101%

This project got the green light!

Sergey's Fortune feat. DGAF Bros

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Thriller

A hitman for the Little Odessa mafia gets in trouble with the boss after his mission gets thwarted by a pair of obnoxious YouTube stars.

101%

This project got the green light!

OBJECTS

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A young actress seizes the opportunity (and the spotlight) to break the vicious circle of an abusive acting teacher.

105%

This project got the green light!

As One

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Romance

Jill must put one foot in front of the other to move through her grief, and with connection she discovers that every mile has a story.

87%

This project got the green light!

Deserters

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

At an engagement celebration, an ex-nihilo woman confronts the boundaries of loyalty when her affluent in-laws' secrets come to light.

118%

This project got the green light!

Urban Meals - featuring Donnie's Kitchen

Wilmington, New Hanover County Series
Family

A cooking show for the hungry - each meal serving the homeless & hungry in our community.

82%

This project got the green light!

Tell No Tales

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Thriller, Western

A train robber, a mercenary, and a Korean cowboy rendezvous in the desert to claim their last score.

117%

This project got the green light!

BIFL: The Series - Season 1

Los Angeles, California Series
LGBTQ, Comedy

BIFL is a series about twenty-somethings trying to live their best lives, and every single mistake they make along the way.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Getaway

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Adventure, Comedy

Five strangers, one car, and one bank heist. What could possibly go wrong?

84%

This project got the green light!

BendFilm's Women Filmmaker Production Fund

Bend, Oregon Film Short
Filmmaker Resource

Help an emerging Central Oregon-based female filmmaker shoot a short locally with a matched $2,500 production grant

93%

This project got the green light!

Blind Truth

Duluth, Minnesota Film Feature
Crime, Drama

When a serial killer resurfaces after over 20 years of dormancy, two FBI agents must track down the killer of their childhood best friend.

90%

This project got the green light!

Sandcastles

Boston, Massachusetts Film Short
Drama, Comedy

A traumatic event forces a young woman to rethink her current living situation while all odds are against her.

80%

This project got the green light!

Ipi

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

A filmmaker travels to South Africa, the birth-place of a musical her late father filmed decades ago in Jerusalem.

82%

This project got the green light!

My Florida Home

Lakeland, Florida Film Short
Drama, Thriller

An estranged daughter travels back to her florida hometown to confront her elderly mother's suspicious caregiver.

80%

This project got the green light!

Cheer Up, Charlie

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

Charlie is your all-pep, piano playing, ponytail rocking white girl-next-door... but she's also your dealer.

101%

This project got the green light!

Sam and Pat Are Depressed... season 2!

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Depressed roommates Sam and Pat navigate living with mental illness through dark humor, profanity, and takeout.

253%

This project got the green light!

Mr. Greenfield

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary

Martin Greenfield survived the Holocaust to become America’s most-celebrated tailor. Now the presidential tailor is fighting for his legacy.

101%

This project got the green light!

Forget Me Nots

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Thriller

In the wake of their parents' untimely death, twin brother & sister must reevaluate their relationship, or risk losing one another forever.

121%

This project got the green light!

Waking Life

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A grieving dad seeks to repair a broken relationship with his teenage daughter after a family crisis rips them apart.

100%

This project got the green light!

Tell My Family I Love Them

Kansas City, Missouri Film Short
Drama, Comedy

A high school athlete must confront his immature ways and tense relationships in the midst of an untimely family tragedy.

166%

This project got the green light!

Unbridaled

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy

Right before her wedding, Catherine has cold feet. Maxie tries to stall; it's a shitshow. Can they survive the day with some dignity intact?

106%

This project got the green light!

Greater Fools - A Television Pilot

San Antonio, Texas Series
Drama, Comedy

After her mother dies, a zealous filmmaker discovers catharsis in her art and inadvertently fosters a creative community in San Antonio, TX.

100%

This project got the green light!

Trapped in the Booth

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Music

On the eve of his 30th birthday, a struggling gay DJ faces a life-altering crisis as he attempts to navigate bros & hoes New York Nightlife

103%

This project got the green light!

Fight Forward

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Fight Forward follows multiple student activists across California advocating for a return to free tuition in public universities.

83%

This project got the green light!

Penny

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

How would you feel if you couldn't have the one thing you've always wanted? Who would you become?

84%

This project got the green light!

Bridges: Solstice

Oakland, California Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A triptych of stories invite us into the interweaving worlds of Yara, Ilhan, Quina and Luciana, who embody water, air, earth, and fire.

87%

This project got the green light!

Hooked

Seattle, Washington Film Feature
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Shawn finds his perfect soulmate but his autism keeps him from realizing she's actually a prostitute.

85%

This project got the green light!

Bitter Melons

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Drama, Family

Sophia, a line cook must confront her bitter past, in order to overcome self-doubt and cook a staff meal that heals broken hearts.

104%

This project got the green light!

Better Off

Boston, Massachusetts Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

When a young man runs out on his pregnant girlfriend, his best friend tries to convince him to stay.

81%

This project got the green light!

Unnatural

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy

Unnatural is a comedy about a single woman struggling with infertility, and about how much we're willing to change in pursuit of our dreams.

80%

This project got the green light!

My Dinner With Schwartzey

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

When a starry-eyed teen enters the NYC rock scene w/ a powerful music producer, she is tempted by the glamour, until a mystery woman arrives

102%

This project got the green light!

Miles Underwater

San Antonio, Texas Film Feature
Drama, Family

13-year-old Miles is struggling to find where he belongs when an unusual event forces him to face his biggest fear and take a leap of faith.

106%

This project got the green light!

Like Love

Boise, Idaho Film Feature
Romantic Comedy

An anti-rom-com about a girl who just wants a friend, and the boy who falls for her instead.

100%

This project got the green light!

Best Friend Fix

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Sci-Fi

A lonely introvert signs up for Best Friend Fix, a subscription service that delivers a new robot best friend monthly.

104%

This project got the green light!

Moderately Put Together

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

A charmingly messy, thirty something comes face to face with reality when she learns that both her biological parents are looking for her.

104%

This project got the green light!

S'mores

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

After the loss of her childhood best friend and a mysterious absence, a young woman tries to find her way back to her old life.

100%

This project got the green light!

Litchfield Court

Vallejo, California Film Short
Drama

A young man helps his estranged cousin reconnect with their Filipino-American family in Vallejo, CA

96%

This project got the green light!

The Giving Box

Fairhope, Alabama Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

A stranger’s mysterious box brings joy to a small town, until an orphan steals the box and learns a lesson about true happiness.

103%

This project got the green light!

OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Documentary

Abortion providers and the fight for the heart and soul of American medicine.

102%

This project got the green light!

MOTHERSHIP, the documentary

Sacramento, California Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

A time capsule of millennial feminism taken from MOTHERSHIP, one of the few remaining women's festivals.

80%

This project got the green light!

Don't Move

Austin, Texas Film Short
Horror

A woman sets out to pack up the home that has belonged to her family for generations--until the house decides it doesn’t want her to leave.

111%

This project got the green light!

Sinked Up

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

Two women started as roommates. Then they fell in love. A story told from behind the bathroom door.

102%

This project got the green light!

Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.

102%

This project got the green light!

Stupid Love... Stupid Stupid Love

San Diego, California Film Short
Drama, Romance

In This romantic drama, a poet seeks to create a safe space for him and his love to fully explore their relationship.

88%

This project got the green light!

CA Shorts

San Francisco, California Film Feature
Other, Shorts Program

The strongest magnet of all is the possibility of reinvention.

84%

This project got the green light!

Desolation Center

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary, Music

The untold story of influential Reagan-era guerrilla punk and industrial desert happenings that still reverberate throughout our culture.

104%

This project got the green light!

PRESENT TIME: journal of a country monastery

Berkeley, California Film Feature
Documentary, History

PRESENT TIME will be the first and last film about life inside the Abbey.

139%

This project got the green light!

The Apple Tree

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A closeted high school football player is forced to volunteer at a retirement community after getting in trouble with the law, where he form

82%

This project got the green light!

King Ester

New York City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Before the reign, came the rain.

105%

This project got the green light!

Echoes in Silence

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Experimental

Six women who are a manifestation of 1 woman embark on a journey of truth & self-discovery whilst formulating a sisterhood along the way.

90%

This project got the green light!

Up on the Mountain

Port Townsend, Washington Film Feature
Documentary

A documentary about Southeast Asian refugees, Latino immigrants, and rural Americans on a year-round migration to harvest wild mushrooms.

104%

This project got the green light!

The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting

Boston, Massachusetts Film Short
Documentary, News

From Maine to New Mexico, citizens rise for free and fair elections but face opposition from entrenched political interests.

86%

This project got the green light!

ABRUPTIO

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Horror, Thriller

A loner must uncover a sinister race of beings before the explosive they've implanted in his neck detonates.

81%

This project got the green light!

The NEW FREEDOM

Denver, Colorado Film Feature
Horror, Thriller

It's not just about survival. It's about a community.

124%

This project got the green light!

Dying to Run

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary

A documentary following the lives of three athletes diagnosed with a debilitating rare disease.

111%

This project got the green light!

DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION!

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

A history of queer cinema from the women who made it happen.

100%

This project got the green light!

Idaho Boys

Reno, Nevada Series
Comedy, Family

Idaho Boys is a comedy about three dysfunctional brothers rallying together to save the family farm.

103%

This project got the green light!

The Water is My Sky

St. Louis, Missouri Film Feature
Documentary, Sport

Two dedicated swimmers must temporarily sacrifice their professional lives to pursue their dreams of earning a world number 1 ranking

132%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.

80%

This project got the green light!

F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Romance, Comedy

F*ck Yes! is what affirmative consent sounds like. Sex made hotter. SoSFW (sort of Safe For Work.)

133%

This project got the green light!

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