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Fernandez, Lisa

  • CA-ON-FL002
  • Person
  • c. 1970s-

Lisa Fernandez is a Canadian filmmaker who has produced and directed a variety of short films and commercials, including Extreme Seniors, The Mating Rituals of the Whistler Mountain Cougar, and The First To Go Down. Originally from Sudbury, ON, she received a degree in Film Production from Ryerson University and worked as a camera assistant in the Toronto film scene for various documentaries, music videos, advertisements, and films before moving to Whistler. Fernandez has been a finalist in the 72-Hour Filmmaker Showdown in Whistler five times. She has since been living in Vancouver.

Bush, Michelle

  • CA-BC-BM029
  • Person
  • fl. 1987-2018

Michelle Bush is a longtime figure in the Whistler arts scene, having worked as a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, columnist, filmmaker, producer, retailer, playwright, performance artist, chef, decorator, event organizer, impresario, bartender, village host, and food van driver. She is also known for founding the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) in 1988.

Her performances include "By The Time Cupid Got To Whistler He Was Drunk," "Scrooge Was Right!" and "Maxine and Blair's High School Reunion."