After graduating from the Irish National Film School (Dún Laoghaire Institute of Arts, Technology and Design) in 2020, Lia now works as a director and producer across fiction and documentary. Originally from Belfast, she has lived and worked in Dublin, Berlin and Prague. She is particularly drawn to stories surrounding identity.

Her latest fiction short film Shee, made in collaboration with Nairobi-based writer Aduda Hera and Northern Irish production company Dumbworld, was commissioned by the British Council and funded by the BFI Network. It premiered at the Cork International Film Festival in 2023. Recently she has directed a visual-arts piece for Phil Kieran’s track ‘Grand Central Station’ for his Album The Strand Cinema and began developing a feature-documentary project with the Berlin based experimental music collective Kollectiv Unruhe which has been supported by the Northern Ireland Screen feature documentary fund.