Lulu Keating


Talented, award-winning, Dawson City-based filmmaker, Lulu Keating, brings over 30 years professional experience to the table, as a writer, director, editor and producer of short to feature-length dramas, documentaries, personal narratives, and short animations. Born in Antigonish Nova Scotia, she initially attended Saint Francis Xavier University. Discovering her love for film while at the Vancouver School of Art, she attended the film program at Ryerson in Toronto before launching into a long career of filmmaking at the Atlantic Filmmaker's Co-op in Halifax.

A gifted storyteller with a vibrant personality, Lulu quickly sets people at ease and draws out the essence of their story. In 1999, she turned her perceptive gaze upon her own family to make the highly successful animated documentary, The Moody Brood. Another career highlight, The Midday Sun, a $2.3 million feature film set in Zimbabwe, was written and directed by Lulu in 1989.

On many occasions Lulu has lent her creative skills to the production of moving and effective educational films. Examples include: Writing and directing Romancing the Odds - a short video for problem gamblers for the Nova Scotia Department of Health; Writing and directing Come on In - describing the work of Womens' Centres in Nova Scotia; Directing Getting Real - a short drama exploring issues surrounding domestic violence for the Yukon Government.

In 2008, Lulu collaborated with Michael Vernon to create the well-received NiheDahch'e Sho Tr inlay video, welcoming and educating visitors to Dawson City about the Tr'ondek Hwech'in people.

Throughout her career, Lulu has sat on numerous boards and held leadership positions in many professional and community organizations across Canada.

Films by Lulu Keating