Lisa Gaoa (née Taouma) is a Samoan-born New Zealand writer, film director, and producer.
|Alma mater||University of Auckland|
|Notable works||Tala Pasifika|
|Notable awards||Special Recognition Awards (Arts Pasifika Awards)|
Taouma is married to fellow writer and comedian Mario Gaoa.
Taouma began writing for the screen in 1996, for Tala Pasifika, specifically the episodes Brown Sugar and Talk of the Town. She began working on Tagata Pasifika as a reporter and currently works as the show's senior director.
Taouma has curated a number of exhibitions and written for scholarly publications on representation of Polynesia in art. In 2002, as part of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art she curated Pasifika Divas, an interdisciplinary performance-based project at the Queensland Art Gallery.
In the 2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards she was nominated in the Best Children's/Youth Programme category for her work on Polyfest '09.
Taouma received the Special Recognition Awards at the 2015 Arts Pasifika Awards.
|2002||Chinks, Coconuts and Curry-munchers||Subject||Television|
|2003||Masina Samoa: Stories of the Malu||Director||Television|
|2005||Fa'afafine In Transit - Nothing to Declare||Director||Television|
|2008||ASB Polyfest 2008||Producer||Television|
|2013–2014||Real Pasifik||Executive Producer||Television|
|2016||Game of Bros||Associate Producer||Television|
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- "Tala Pasifika - Talk of the Town". NZ On Screen. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
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