What inspired the series The Shades?

Lisa surviving her assault & inspiring others. Lisa wrote The Shades, a series offering boundless content of true stories of abuse and survival. Subsequent episodes include, hate crimes and violence against all genders. It's Lisa's creative way to write about a sensitive subject matter. A thrilling series with chilling consequences.

Cinequest Film & VR Festival-Television


The Shades is an official selection of Cinequest Film & VR Festival-Television & Webseries Competition

March 5-17th, 2019

Your mother, daughter, sister or wife is violently assaulted or raped, what do you do?


1.) Trust our legal system to serve justice?

2.) Take justice into your own hands?

3.) Let The Shades serve justice.


“To every man there openeth a way and the high soul climbs the highway, and the low soul gropes the low, and in between, on the misty flats, the rest drift to and fro. But to every man there openeth a high way and a low. And every man decideth the way his soul shall go. __

John Oxenham 

Accepted 2019 Berlin Lift-Off


The Shades is an official selection of Berlin Lift-Off Online Film Festival. We've made it through the first round of judging and we're onto the next round!

'an eye for an eye'

or 'an eye for an eye makes the world blind'

Do we agree that there should be a system based on talion law...'an eye for an eye? Or do we agree with Gandhi:

"an eye for an eye, makes the world blind" ___Gandhi



The Shades TV Series begins with the pilot episode, 'Break the Silence' exposing violent crimes against women. Subsequent episodes include hate crimes and violence against all genders.

Video- Studio Interview

Lisa talks following her assault and founding her non-profit, A Write to Heal.