"As with Savage, Jackson successfully undertakes a worthy, powerful message in her small-scale drama: she can make a succinct point in a medium that takes other artists a feature length."
"And the four shorts from the Canadian Film Centre make a strong showing, particularly... Lisa Jackson's verité drama Parkdale, whose jittery immediacy sets it apart from most CFC productions"
- NOW Magazine



2011 / 14:45 mins / 35mm / Colour / English /  Drama / Canada

Writer: Bonnie Fairweather, Lisa Jackson
Director: Lisa Jackson
Producer:  Lauren Grant & Lori Lozinski
Cinematographer: Daniel Grant
Editor: Kye Meechan
Cast: Sara Brynn Foster, Cassidy Hoag
Company: A Canadian Film Centre Production



An unexpected phone call sends two sisters out into the inner city streets as they try to escape another stint in foster care. Over the course of the night, their journey reveals the community of their gritty neighbourhood, and how easily innocence can be lost. PARKDALE takes an intimate look at the complex territory of the inner city, where the right choices aren’t always easy, or obvious. 


2011 Vancouver International Film Festival
imagineNATIVE Film Festival
2012 Women in Film Festival
Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth
CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival
Hamilton International Film Festival
Biindigaate Indigenous Film Festival
Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival
Vancouver Indigenous Media Festival


Winner First Place Legacy Award Women in Film Festival
Winner Best Performance in a Short – Sara Brynn Foster Women in Film Festival
Winner WorldFest Houston Platinum Remi for Directing – Lisa Jackson
Winner Most Inspirational Short Film Reel 2 Real Film Festival
Nominated Yorkton Golden Sheaf Award – Aboriginal Award
Nominated Young Artists Award – Best Performance in a Short Film Cassidi Hoag