Lisa’s first feature as writer – Amsterdam – was selected for the Micro Market strand of Film London’s Production Finance Market (PFM) (October 2016), has received development from Film London & Creative England (part of the BFI Network) and was shortlisted for Microwave (2015/16). Actress/Director Tara FitzGerald is set to direct. It will be produced by Georgina French of French Fancy Productions.
Her first short as writer/producer – Prick Thy Neighbour – was directed by Tara FitzGerald and produced by French Fancy Productions in 2014. It was supported by Film London’s London Calling scheme, selected by 8 international film festivals, including BAFTA/Oscar qualifying Palm Springs Short Fest and has been broadcast in Japan, France, Italy and the USA.
Lisa has recently written a short play – Home – her response to the refugee crisis. It is also being developed as a VR project in education.
Other producing credits include Inside Out by Ambarish Manepalli for the 48h Go Green 2012 Film Competition of which it was a finalist.
She writes and produces under her birth name Lisa Jacobs.
Directed by Tara FitzGerald
Written by Lisa Jacobs
Produced by Georgina French & Lisa Jacobs
A French Fancy Production 2014
Logline: Fiona, Mike & Millie live next-door to each other. Mike fancies Fiona. Fiona doesn’t fancy Mike. One evening, following another of Mike’s desperate attempts to woo Fiona, Millie decides her two neighbours should have dinner…
To be directed by Tara FitzGerald
Written by Lisa Jacobs
To be produced by Georgina French, French Fancy Productions
Alumni (BFI Network: Film London & Creative England)
Microwave 2015/16 Stage 1 Development (BFI Network: Film London)
Logline: Jean’s desire for Juliette has haunted her for over 30 years. Widowed now, Jean invites Juliette back into her life, hoping to rekindle their passion. But, are they able to put the past to rest? Or, is Jean’s husband’s hold over the relationship, even from beyond the grave, too tight?
Written by: Lisa Jacobs
Logline: The civil war in Syria has led to the world’s biggest refugee crisis since WWII. Home is a short play performed by actors portraying refugees who tell us a story of love. This story is inspired by some of Shakespeare’s popular and lesser known characters and works, and sets out to show how, in the face of mounting racism and xenophobia, only love, tolerance and unity can serve humanity.
"Working with Lisa is a joy. Her imagination and ability to put herself ‘in her characters’ shoes’ give her writing a real authenticity. And great humour - one of the stamps of her work. Then there’s her discipline and application; few people I know are as consistently prepared as Lisa. Yet, she is in no way precious about her labours; quite willing to explore alternatives… but also prepared to defend the choices she most strongly believes in, those that represent her original voice."
- Tara FitzGerald, Actress/Director
"An emerging talent, Lisa's writing and approach is instinctive, displaying great warmth, humour and sensitivity. She is a strong communicator, which reflects not only in her writing, but extends to her producing skills. Happy to throw herself in the deep end, and boy, can she swim! Conscientious, diligent, trustworthy and dependable, Lisa is a powerful ally in any production team."
- Georgina French, Producer, French Fancy Productions, Ltd