Written & Directed by Spencer Knott and Kevin Noonan; Starring Lisa Evanson, Dante Jamar Pirtle, Ernest Howard, Spencer Knott, John Edel, Joe Facente, Natasha Brownlee, Kevin Noonan, and Sonya Barthel. Produced by Sam & Ben Brodsky of Brodsky Productions. Cinematography done by Jay Chase-Jacobus.
The Top 8 Finalists at Filmapalooza will advance to Cannes International Film Festival.
“Natural Selection” takes home a multitude of awards, including Best Director, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Writing, Best Supporting Actor (Female) for Lisa Evanson, Best Supporting Actor (Male) for Dante Jamar Pirtle, Best Audio, Best Lighting, Best Costume, and Best Picture – Runner Up.
– The 48 Hour Film Project (2022)
Griffin Archer Agency & the Season 1 “Hot Mess” Cast Featuring Lisa Evanson, Khadijah Cooper, Mike Brody & More Wins Multiple GOLD at the 2022 AdFed Awards for HSTV.com’s HyVee Web Series Executive Produced by Andrew Zimmern.
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“Congratulations to team Strong Sevens Productions for their film, “Leads” for winning Best Film Runner-Up, Best Supporting Actor, Best Acting Ensemble (Ernest Howard, Lisa Evanson, Cassie Osuji, Spencer Knott, Ava Lee Rose, Sam Brodsky), and Best Audio. Also nominated for: Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Editing.”
– The 48 Hour Film Project (2021)
“As for her own comedy career, Evanson has found herself recently spending less time on stage, and more time in front of the camera.
From short films to sketches and even a horror film, Evanson has found herself enjoying a new element of performing – and she feels a little guilty about it.
“Having fallen into a lot of this film stuff, I’m finding that it bring me so much joy,” she says. “It feels like a dirty secret I’m letting out. I feel like the momentum of my past three years in stand-up is paying off. I’m being asked to do shows out of state, getting invited to do the State Fair. And I’ve said no to a lot of it because I have minimal creative outlet time and it’s been going towards acting and film work. I sort of feel like I’m cheating on stand-up comedy, but I’m letting the joy navigate me.””
– MNComedy.com (2021)
“Her comeback story is indicative of Evanson’s spirit, which has played a huge role in her success as a comic… Her personal and relatable material, combined with a subtle snark in her delivery that provides just the right amount of bite, made her stand out at Acme, and soon Evanson found herself being allotted more time each week.”
– MNComedy.com (2021)
“A special Congratulations to team Stoney Point Productions for their film, “Serious Business” for winning Audience Choice Award, 2nd Place Best Film, Best Writing, and Best Actress.”
– The 48 Hour Film Project (2020)
“Evanson stood out in the finals with a routine about her parents’ divorce and a bitter breakup with a boyfriend. It’s well-worn territory, but Evanson delivered her sharp observations with contagious enthusiasm and an uncanny ability to sneak in one-liners when others would be catching their breath.”
– Neal Justin, Star Tribune
“Evanson was the clear winner of the evening, managing to be funny, personal, and relatable all in just three minutes.”
– City Pages