Lisa Di Nuzzo is a Detroit-born creative writer who writes inspirational prose and screenplays. Her love for film began the first time her little eyes focused on the animated images that moved across the television screen. She imagined fantastic stories, played them out by herself, and pretended to be the different characters that she conjured up in her vivid imagination.
At a young age, Lisa ticked away at letters on an electric typewriter. Her first typed words may have been, “My step-monster is evil. Prince Charming, please, slay the evil beast!” Creeped out yet? Thus, her first stories erred along the lines of fantasy and horror. This had a lot to do with R.L. Stein being one of the first authors she read on a regular basis.
Now, it wasn’t all gloom and doom for Lisa, she also read Shel Silverstein and Louis Sacher. Though, equally eccentric writers, their stories allowed her to ask mind-stirring questions, which led her to explore her curiosities. She delved deeper into the mysteries of philosophy and mythology, which made her question the world as she knew it.
While Lisa lived and worked abroad in Verona, Italy where her father was born, she learned that perceptions change based on one’s environment and upbringing. She began to see the world in Technicolor instead of black and white. Verona, Italy, presented the world of fantasy to her through writers like Shakespeare, whose most famous play is set in Verona and Hemmingway, who gained inspiration while visiting Veneto. Through this, she was able to take her imagination to new horizons by merely imagining what may have inspired their greatest work.
With a fueled imagination and a love for philosophy, Lisa imagined the most unusual scenarios and she questioned everything she learned. She played with the laws of morality through her writing and stretched them beyond their limits. Furthur, creating her style of writing and her ability to develop deeply flawed characters. Characters, that are able to overcome their jaded past in order to save the world from utter chaos.
In 2012, Lisa pitched one of her current projects to a director in the industry. It was that director who pushed her to follow her path as a professional writer. Lisa’s ideas are unique and extremely marketable.
Currently, Lisa is working on, “The Borrowed,” a full feature film about a former mobster who lost everything and will do anything to retrieve his life; even sell his body to a rich man who intends to use him for his own evil agenda.
Lisa Di Nuzzo resides in Denver, Colorado with her family. In 2016, she graduated from Full Sail University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment degree.