Lisa Barcy is an independent filmmaker and artist whose films have been screened internationally at film and animation festivals. She has been awarded the Director’s Citation twice at The Black Maria Film Festival, and Best Animation at both the Chicago Underground Film Festivaland The Ann Arbor Film Festival. Her films include The Guilt Trip, or The Vaticans Take a Holiday, Mermaid, The Ordovicians, and Anonanimal, a music video for Andrew Bird. She's also created large puppets for several Chicago-based theater companies. When not animating or teaching she creates artist books, collages, puppets, and participates in the occasional odd performance art piece. She lives in Chicago and teaches at DePaul University in the School of Cinematic Arts.