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Lisa Jacobi

Post Production Supervisor

Penguin Bloom [AUS]

Role: Post Production Supervisor

Completed, for release 2021. World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) 2020. Based on the International best-selling book of the same name, this magical films tells the true and emotional story of a family’s extraordinary friendship with a unique little bird. Starring Naomi Watts as Sam Bloom, a young mother recovering from a near-fatal accident that has left her unable to walk. As they struggle to come to terms with their new situation, a guardian angel enters their lives in the form of an injured magpie chick, whom they name ‘Penguin’. This odd little bird helps them rediscover the preciousness of life as they learn to heal as a familyDirected by Glendyn Ivin. Produced by Made Up Stories (Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky), Emma J. Cooper and Naomi Watts. 


The Dry [AUS]

Role: Post Production Supervisor

Completed, for release 2021. A cop returns to his hometown to face the demons of his past after his childhood friend dies in a gruesome murder-suicide. Starring Eric BanaDirected by Robert Connolly. Produced by Made Up Stories (Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky).


Little Monsters [AUS]

Role: Post Production Supervisor

Completed 2019. Premiered Sundance, SXSW. A washed-up musician teams up with a teacher and a kids show personality to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies.  Starring Lupita Nyong'o. Directed by Abe Forsythe. Produced by Made Up Stories (Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky) and Keith Calder, Jess Wu Calder. 


Girl and Body [AUS]

Role: Production Manager

Completed 2019. International Premiere at 2020 Berlin Film Festival. World Premiere Melbourne International Film Festival 2019. Screen Australia-backed short film. On the eve of an important audition, an ambitious dancer suffers a frightening collapse and struggles to regain control of her body against a strange force inside…. Directed by Charlotte Mars, Produced by Ella Millard. Cinematography by Bonnie Elliot (ACS). Starring Nancy Denis and Adele Perovic. 


Beautiful They [AUS]

Role: Production Supervisor

Completed 2020. Short film. Violet and Blue’s youth collide in an early morning toke that leads to the ocean, in this tender and uplifting queersurf-romance. Directed by Cloudy Rhodes, Produced by Ella Millard. Starring Morgan Davies and Sariah Saibu. 


Make Up [UK]

Role: ADR Producer

In Post Production, for release in 2019. Creative England backed iFeatures feature film. Psychological thriller about a young woman who is forced to question her sexuality when she is stalked by another woman. Directed by Claire Oakley, Produced by Emily Morgan. Starring Molly Windsor. 

I Am Not A Witch [UK]

Role: Post Producer

Released 2018. UK selection for 2019 Best Foreign Film Oscar. BAFTA-winning Feature 2018. Selected 2017 Cannes Film Festival Director's Fortnight, Toronto 2017, London Film Festival 2017, Sundance 2018. Satire about a nine-year-old girl who is falsely accused of being a witch, and exiled to a witch camp in Zambia. Directed by Rungano Nyoni, Produced by Emily Morgan and Juliette Grandmont.

7 Days in Entebbe [UK]

Role: Post Production Coordinator

Released 2018, after premiering at Berlin Film Festival in Feb 2018. Feature Film. Four hijackers take over an airplane, take the passengers hostage, and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda in 1976 in an effort to free of dozens of Palestinian terrorists jailed in Israel. Directed by José Padilha, Produced by Participant Media, Amblin, Working Title Films and Focus Features.


King of Thieves [UK]

Role: Post Production Coordinator

Released 2018. Feature Film, starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, Ray Winstone. Based on the 2015 Hatton Garden safe deposit robbery, during which valuables worth an estimated £200 million were stolen in an audacious raid, planned and executed by four elderly menDirected by James Marsh, Produced by Focus Features, Working Title Films.


Johnny English Strikes Again [UK]

Role: Post Production Coordinator

Released 2018. Feature  Film, starring Rowan Atkinson. After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker. Directed by David Kerr, Produced by Studio Canal and Working Title Films.

Rise of the Footsoldier 3 [UK]

Role: Production Manager

Released 2017. Heavy-action cult classic feature film, shot in 2016. Notorious gangster, Pat Tate, rises through the ranks of Essex's criminal underworld. A prequel to the 'Rise of the Footsoldier' franchise. Directed by Zackary Adler, Produced by Tiernan Hanby and Carnaby International.

Beast [UK]

Role: Post Production Coordinator

Completed. 2018. Psychological thriller. A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders. Directed by Michael Pearce, Produced by Stray Bear & Agile Films.

Pendulum [UK]

Role: Producer

Completed. 2017. Released online 2019, with over 250,000 views across 'Gunpowder & Sky' DUST platforms. Sci-fi road-trip short film. Written/directed by Lauren Cooney. Two friends seek spiritual salvation in India, away from their hedonistic and disconnected London lives in advance of the impending collapse of the cosmos. A guerrilla-style micro budget film shot in UK & India. World premiere at 'Stranger With My Face International Film Festival' in Australia 2017. Screened internationally at film festivals in 2017/2018 incl. BAFTA-qualifying ENCOUNTERS 2017.



Pigs and Courgettes [UK]

Role: Co-Producer

Completed. 2017. Short-film dark comedy, written and directed by Kyoko Miyake who was selected for 2016 Cannes Cinefondation. A victim of domestic abuse lures her tormentor to a remote pig farm, where he learns a valuable lesson in life: pigs eat absolutely anything! Shot on a glorious pig farm in Kent in 2016.

Shut Eye [UK]

Role: Producer

Completed. 2017. Short-film comedy horror. Directed by Lauren Cooney and written by Isaac Tomiczek and Lauren Cooney. Lets play a game. Take the most potent sleeping pills on the planet and try to stay awake. Last one to fall asleep wins. Shot in 2016. Selected for International 'Cucalorus Film Festival' (USA) and multiple other international film festivals

Kissing All The Fish [UK]

Role: Producer

Completed. 2016. Short drama (12 mins) written by Hannah Leigh-Prior, directed by Thembisa Cochrane. In a crowded rave, a lonely woman feels deeply disconnected and seeks shelter in a store room where she falls into conversation with an unlikely stranger who may save her life. Shot in 2015. Selected for 'Shorts On Tap Festival' (UK) in 2017.



Lisa is an independent film Producer and Post-Production Supervisor based in Sydney, Australia.


Fueled by strong creative collaborations, Lisa has traversed all forms of Film Production across London & Sydney. Lisa has extensive experience in Post Production, having worked with prominent production companies including Working Title Films in London and Made Up Stories in Australia.

In 2018 Lisa relocated from London to Sydney, where she is currently Post Production Supervisor for Penguin Bloom starring Naomi Watts. She recently delivered Little Monsters starring Lupita Nyong’o, and The Dry starring Eric Bana. In London, Lisa was in Post-Production on several Working Title Films features, incl. Entebbe (Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl), King of Thieves (Michael Caine) and Johnny English Strikes Again (Rowan Atkinson). Lisa also Post-produced the 2018 BAFTA-winning ground-breaking debut feature by Rungano Nyoni, I Am Not a Witch, which premiered at Cannes Director’s Fortnight and was UK’s Foreign Language Oscar Nominee for 2019. She also delivered the 2019 BAFTA-winning Beast by Michael Pearce.

On arriving in Australia in 2018, Lisa production-managed Screen Australia-backed short film Girl and Body by Charlotte Mars (AACTA award-nominated Gayby Baby) world-premiering at MIFF 2019 and Internationally premiering at Berlinale 2020. Lisa is in development with writer/director Lauren Cooney on UK-Aus co-production LGBTI+ romantic dramedy Banging Down Under and sci-fi psychological thriller Retrieval. Lisa has produced five short films including Lauren Cooney's award-winning international film festival hit Pendulum which has reached over 300,000 views online. In 2017 Lisa was Production Manager for British cult-classic feature film, Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning (Zackary Adler).


Lisa’s film career trajectory follows a 15+ year career in Project Management, during which she has led large-budget international IT projects.


Lisa is extremely passionate about producing narrative film, and is drawn to showcasing thought-provoking, boundary-pushing stories. What sets Lisa apart is her ability to bring clarity in the face of complexity, and bring structure and discipline to the seemingly nebulous. Producing allows Lisa to breathe life into film projects - transforming ideas, concepts and creative vision into tangible reality. 


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