Lizzie is an entrepreneurial producer with significant experience in raising private finance and business management. She financed and produced her debut feature film in the early days of SEIS and the film went on to receive a home-ent release with Netflix and Amazon Prime. Following this success, Lizzie produced Dan Hodgson’s short film Love Is Blind which was nominated for a Palme d’Or in Cannes and Best British Short at the BIFAs whilst touring festivals worldwide, securing multi-territory distribution and amassing over 250,000 views online as a Vimeo Staff Pick of the Year. Lizzie’s second feature Carmilla played at festivals worldwide in 2018/19 and was released in 2020.
Together with Emily Precious, Lizzie has successfully secured financial backing for Bird Flight Films by a private investor and was awarded the the BFI Vision Award in 2020.
Lizzie was mentored by Neal Street’s Pippa Harris (1917, Call the Midwife, Revolutionary Road) through the Lighthouse Guiding Lights programme and has gone on to pay it forward as an official mentor of the Bumble Female Film Force alongside Emily.
Lizzie launched the pilot Screen Fringe programme in 2019 for Screen Scotland with the goal of encouraging and enabling better connectivity between the screen industries and the wealth of talent on display at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
|2020 Jury Member|