Lisa Marie Russo, CEO
Lisa Marie recently produced Pia Borg and Edward Lawrenson’s Abandoned Goods with Kate Ogborn, which won the Golden Leopard for Best International Short at Locarno. Previously Lisa Marie produced Ken Loach’s documentary The Spirit of ’45 with Kate Ogborn and Rebecca O’Brien of Sixteen Films, and Swandown, a feature documentary by artist Andrew Kotting and writer Iain Sinclair. She also produced Turner Prize Winner Gillian Wearing’s feature debut, Self Made and was an executive producer on The Deep Blue Sea and Hockney.
Prior to creating Fly Film, she executive produced Terence Davies’ documentary Of Time and the City as well as the films Salvage and Kicks as part of Digital Departures, a scheme to celebrate the Capital of Culture in Liverpool ’08. Of Time and the City was critically acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, and was nominated for a Bafta, Bifa and Grierson Award. The film was on Time Magazine’s list of Top Ten Movies for 2009, and was the winner of the New York Film Critics Circle for Best Documentary, 2009. Lisa Marie produced the BBC2 film Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole in My Heart, directed by Marc Munden and staring Sally Hawkins. She co-produced the feature film Brothers of the Head, starring Luke and Harry Treadaway and winner of the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Prior to moving to the UK, she directed documentaries for PSB in Philadelphia, and won an Emmy for Peace about the Gulf War.
Lisa Marie has worked with a range of UK financiers, broadcasters, sales agents and distributors including BFI, Film4, Channel 4, BBC Arts, Arts Council of England, Curzon Artificial Eye, Dogwoof, Cornerhouse, Picturehouse, Protagonist and Hanway Select.
Fly Film is an independent UK-based film and television production company formed in 2009 by Bafta and Emmy award winning producers Kate Ogborn and Lisa Marie Russo. Fly produces talent-driven, inventive work that appeals to both UK and international audiences. We are passionate about imaginative projects with a distinct vision and have a wide-ranging slate including narrative films, television drama series and authored documentary.