Producer Lisa Duff has joined Screen Australia as investment development manager, documentaries.
She succeeds Mary-Ellen Mullane, who started two weeks ago as senior commissioning editor at SBS’s National Indigenous Television (NITV).
Duff has worked on features, TV dramas and documentaries for 15 years. Most recently she produced with Greg Duffy Last Cab to Darwin, Jeremy Sims’ road movie drama starring Michael Caton, Jacki Weaver, Emma Hamilton and Ningali Lawford-Wolf; and Anupam Sharma’s Unindian, a romantic comedy featuring Tannishtha Chatterjee and Brett Lee in his first lead role.
Icon will release Last Cab, the saga of a taxi driver who is told he doesn’t have long to live and embarks on an epic drive from Broken Hill to Darwin to die on his own terms, in August.
Her other credits include Sims’ Last Train to Freo and the shorts Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wakgun and Footy: The La Perouse Way.
A long-time teacher of film and television at Eora College for Aboriginal Studies and Visual Arts – Sydney TAFE, she has a Master of Arts in researching Australian filmmaking culture and recently completed a Juris Doctor degree.
She reports to senior manager, documentary, Liz Stevens.