Speaker Details

Full Name
Lisa Shaunessy
Job Title
Partner | Producer
Partner at Australian production and distribution company, ARCADIA, Lisa produced 2067 (XYZ/RLJE Films), starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ryan Kwanten and Deborah Mailman, due for release in Feb 2021; the critically acclaimed Killing Ground (Sundance 2017, IFC Midnight) alongside Joe Weatherstone, starring Harriet Dyer and Aaron Pedersen; The Furies (Sitges, FrightFest, BiFan 2019, Shudder/StudioCanal); AACTA award-winning series Hipsters (SBS, 2015), hosted by Samuel Johnson; Black & White & Sex (IFF Rotterdam 2013), alongside Melissa Beauford and ASC award-winning documentary Slammin’ Sam (Foxtel, 2013). She is currently in post-production on Sissy (XYZ, LevelK & Arcadia), with John De Margheriti, that stars The Bold Type’s Aisha Dee, and co-stars Hannah Barlow who co-writes and co-directs with Kane Senes. Formerly a producer at Russell Crowe’s South Sydney Media, Lisa was an executive on The Water Diviner. Prior to this, Lisa headed up Hugh Jackman’s Seed Productions that produced Jackman starrers Deception and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as well as An Aussie Goes Barmy, An Aussie Goes Bolly and An Aussie Goes Calypso for Foxtel. Lisa is a graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and a TAP alumni.
Roundtable topic
The future of feature film distribution, both locally and internationally.
Ready, Steady, Pitch! topic
Arcadia is genre agnostic for both film and TV, from high-concept genre to character-driven drama.
Country (Address)
Lisa Shaunessy