A little bit about me...
Louisa's passion for the cinema began at an early age, when she saw “Star Wars" in 1977. Soon after, she would sneak downstairs at 6 am on Sunday mornings to quietly watch “At the Movies” with Siskel and Ebert. As a child, Louisa didn’t want Barbie dolls or Matchbox cars; she was the strange kid who always asked for subscriptions to film magazines for Christmas and movie posters for her birthday.
Growing up in a small town meant limited options for the theatrical experience, so she spent most of her childhood repeatedly watching a very large and lovingly-maintained VHS tape library. Movies remained a central part of her life over the years, and her love affair with film blossomed at American University in Washington, D.C., where she earned a dual degree in Cinema Studies and Print Journalism.
Louisa is a champion of independent cinema and a longtime voter for the Independent Spirit Awards. The Sundance Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival and San Diego Comic Con are yearly trips for this self-proclaimed movie geek. She continues to attend film festivals across the globe, including South by Southwest, Tribeca, TIFF, and Cannes.
Louisa is a contributing writer for LeonardMaltin.com and FilmFed, a Tomatometer-approved critic for Rotten Tomatoes, a programming screener for the San Diego Film Festival, a long-time Film Independent member and voter for the Independent Spirit Awards, member of the Society of Professional Journalists, president of the Online Association of Female Film Critics, and is a proud member of both the Nevada Film Critics Society and the Online Film & Television Association.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & PUBLICATIONS:
* Online Association of Female Film Critics, President
* Rotten Tomatoes TomatoMeter-Approved Critic
* Society of Professional Journalists, Member
* Critics Groups for Equality in Media (CGEM), Board Member
* Nevada Film Critics Society, Member
* Film Independent, Member
* Online Film & Television Association, Member
* Internet Film Critics Society, Member
* LeonardMaltin.com, New Voices Contributing Writer
* LAMB Large Association of Movie Blogs, Member
Louisa's all-time favorite movie is "Wall-E."