Lisa Shaunessy

Co-Founder & Producer
Production Company Profile
Arcadia is an integrated film & television production house. On a mission to provoke and entertain, Arcadia has produced a suite
of acclaimed and award-winning tv series and feature films including AACTA award-nominated dramedy series, While the Men Are Away (SBS/Red Arrow), AACTA award-winning series Hipsters, Sundance Midnight favourite, Killing Ground;
Netflix’s hit sci-fi 2067 and horror satire Sissy, that premiered at SXSW and was nominated for three AACTA Awards, including Best Film.
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Since Co-Founding Australian production and distribution company ARCADIA, Lisa has built a track record of consistent commercial and critical
Number 1 performing series across the entire SBS Network, 8-part dramedy While The Men Are Away, has been in release since September 27,
2023 and continues to perform well on the network. In 2021, Lisa produced SXSW breakout hit SISSY, starring Aisha Dee (The Bold Type, Safe
Home). Ahead of its World Premiere, SISSY sold to Shudder in a multi-territory deal and was nominated for three AACTA Awards in 2022, including
Best Film. In 2022, Lisa also produced Sundance Lab sci-fi romance, In Vitro, starring Ashley Zukerman (Succession, The Code).
In 2020 Lisa produced sci-fi thriller 2067 (XYZ/RLJE Films/Netflix), starring Oscar-nominee Kodi Smit-McPhee. 2067 set the record for number of
weeks in the Number 1 position for an Australian film on Netflix (ANZ), and was a global commercial success - reaching No 1 on iTunes in North
America. It continues to perform in Amazon and iTunes Top 10 purchases around the world. 2067 was nominated for AACTA, ADG, SPA, APDG,
AEAF, ACS and ATOM Awards in 2021.
Previously Lisa produced Sundance hit Killing Ground (IFC, 2017), Shudder No 1, The Furies (Shudder/StudioCanal, 2019); AACTA award-winning
series Hipsters (SBS, 2015); Black & White & Sex (IFF Rotterdam, 2013) and ASC award-winning doc Slammin’ Sam (Foxtel, 2013). She is a graduate of AFTRS and a TAP Alumni.
Lisa Shaunessy