Fly Film was created in 2009 by Bafta and Emmy award winning producers Kate Ogborn and Lisa Marie Russo. Fly Film has produced five feature films with leading British filmmakers, artists and emerging filmmakers.

Fly Film is the Executive Producer for Screen South Ignition Random Acts Network, an exciting initiative supported by the Arts Council of England and Channel 4 who have the opportunity to select the films for online or broadcast. We are executive producing 72 × 3 minute films between 2016-2018. The Ignition Network Random Acts Centre supports young people aged 16-24 who have strong creative ideas, dedication to their craft and the drive to create and deliver their film production. For more information please go to the Screen South website.

Fly Film does not accept unsolicited material or CVs for individual productions.

Kate Ogborn

Producer

Prior to setting up Fly, Kate was Head of Television at Revolution Films. She co-produced Tony Grisoni’s adaptation of David Peace’s crime novels, The Red Riding Trilogy, and Samantha Morton’s directorial debut, The Unloved, which won a Bafta for Best Single Drama in 2010.

At Fly Kate has produced Randall Wright’s documentary Hockney; Pia Borg and Edward Lawrenson’s Abandoned Goods, with Lisa Marie Russo, which won the Golden Leopard for Best International Short at Locarno; Ken Loach’s documentary The Spirit of ’45 with Lisa Marie Russo and Rebecca O’Brien of Sixteen Films; and Terence Davies’ adaptation of The Deep Blue Sea, by Terence Rattigan, with Sean O’Connor of Camberwell Films. The film stars Rachel Weisz, Simon Russell Beale and Tom Hiddleston. Kate was also an executive producer on Self Made and Swandown.

Kate’s other producer and executive producer credits include the multi award winning Under the Skin (starring Samantha Morton), This is England, Bronson, A Cock and Bull Story, Brothers of the Head, This is Not A Love Song and One for the Road. Kate was the executive producer for the Cinema Extreme short film scheme for the UK Film Council and Film4 and ran the BFI’s New Director’s short film scheme, executive producing over 60 short films.

Most recently, Kate produced “The End of the F***ing World starring Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Gemma Whelan and Wunmi Mosaku, for Clerkenwell Films, Channel 4 and Netflix.

Kate Ogborn

Lisa Marie Russo

Producer

Lisa Marie produced Pia Borg and Edward Lawrenson’s Abandoned Goods with Kate Ogborn, which won the Golden Leopard for Best International Short at Locarno. Previously Lisa Marie produced Ken Loach’s documentary The Spirit of ’45 with Kate Ogborn and Rebecca O’Brien of Sixteen Films; and Swandown, a feature documentary by artist Andrew Kotting and writer Iain Sinclair. She also produced Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing’s feature debut, Self Made and was an executive producer on The Deep Blue Sea and Hockney.

Prior to creating Fly Film, she executive produced Terence Davies’ documentary Of Time and the City as well as the films Salvage and Kicks as part of Digital Departures, a scheme to celebrate the Capital of Culture in Liverpool ‘08. Of Time and the City was critically acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, and was nominated for a Bafta, Bifa and Grierson Award. The film was on Time Magazine’s list of Top Ten Movies for 2009, and was the winner of the New York Film Critics’ Circle for Best Documentary, 2009. Lisa Marie produced the BBC2 film Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole in My Heart, directed by Marc Munden and starring Sally Hawkins. She co-produced the feature film Brothers of the Head, starring Luke and Harry Treadaway and winner of the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Prior to moving to the UK, she directed documentaries for PBS in Philadelphia, and won an Emmy for Peace about the Gulf War.

Lisa Marie is currently writing a script for an animated feature film, Lollipop, about her experience of having had breast cancer twice.

Lisa Marie Russo

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