Lisa Quijano Wolfinger


Lisa Quijano Wolfinger

Co-Owner, Lone Wolf Media

Writer, Producer, Director


Co-owner of Lone Wolf Media, Lisa Quijano Wolfinger has written, produced and directed a wide range of television programs and films, including episodic drama, high-end factual series, documentaries and narrative shorts. She is the co-creator and executive producer of Mercy Street, PBS first original episodic drama in over ten years. In the non-fiction field, she is currently showrunning and directing two series: a True Crime anthology series for ABC set in the National Parks, and season 2 of her Emmy-winning Smithsonian Network series, America’s Hidden Stories

Other notable work includes the critically acclaimed 3-hour docudrama special for History, Desperate Crossing, the Untold Story of the Mayflower, nominated for 2 primetime Emmy awards. The 2-hour documentary, Fire on the Mountain was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy and awarded the CINE Masters Series award. The 90-minute Salem Witch docudrama, titled Witch Hunt was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy, and the docudrama mini-series, Conquest of America, was nominated for a Primetime Emmy and won a Gold medal at the New York Festival. In 2017 Lisa was awarded a Gracie award for her work on Mercy Street and her untiring efforts to offer women opportunities in the television industry.


Outside of Lone Wolf, Lisa works as a director for hire. She was the series director and senior producer for a 10 part docu-drama series about the Revolutionary War titled, Forged in Fire for Discovery and Brook Lapping Productions. More recently she directed dramatic recreations for USS Indianapolis, The Final Chapter, for PBS/Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions, and Across the Pacific, for APT/Moreno/Lyons productions.


Lisa directed and produced a documentary feature in collaboration with noted child psychologist, Dr. Ross Greene, called, The Kids We Lose. The film explores how kids with behavioral challenges are misunderstood and mistreated by society. The film was informed by her own experiences as the mother of a child with behavioral challenges and is a deeply personal venture. The film has garnered numerous film festival awards.


When Lisa isn’t juggling dozens of projects simultaneously, she stays fit and sane by maintaining her dance training and taking her dogs for extended walks on the beaches of southern Maine. Her dream is to live in a warm climate, in a small self-cleaning house with no wifi or cell service... 

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