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The Big Screen Awards


23 November 2023, The Brewery

Speakers

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Lisa Marie Russo

Lisa Marie Russo

Producer, Fly Film

Lisa Marie Russo is producer and has led three UK Funds.  Her films have shown globally at A-list festivals, in cinemas, and on TV and streamers. She led the BFI Doc Society Fund from 2018 - ‘21, then executive produced select titles. Her seventeen feature Fund tiles include Is There Anybody Out There? (Sundance 2023), Nothing Compares (Sundance 2022, two BIFA’s, PGA nomination 2023),  A Bunch of Amateurs (Sheffield Audience Award 2022, BBC), Poly Styrene: I am a Cliche (two BIFAs), Locked In (BAFTA, Grierson) and  shorts The Nightrcrawlers (Emmy) and The Black Cop (BAFTA).  

In 2009, LM and Kate Ogborn launched Fly Film. She produced Ken Loach’s The Spirit of ’45, Gillian Wearing’s Self Made and Andrew Kotting’s Swandown, and was EP on Hockney, and Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea (starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddelston) and Of Time And The City.  She was BAFTA nominated for The Tale of the Rat that Wrote (1998).  

Her career started at Philadelphia’s WHYY, directing documentaries on subjects including homelessness, rap music and motherhood.  Lisa Marie consulted for Sheffield DocFest and is developing the animation feature Lollipop Tattoo, inspired by her having had breast cancer twice.