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Lisa Barros D’Sa

Director

Lisa studied English at Oxford University and has an MA in Screenwriting from London University of the Arts. Her short stories have appeared in magazines, album liner notes and an anthology of Irish fiction.

 

Having worked in feature film development for several years, in 2006 Lisa wrote the screenplay for award-winning short ‘The 18th Electricity Plan’, which she directed with Glenn Leyburn. This was followed by ‘Cherrybomb’, Lisa and Glenn’s first feature film as directors. Starring Rupert Grint, Robert Sheehan, Kimberley Nixon and James Nesbitt, ‘Cherrybomb’ was released theatrically in the UK by Universal in 2009.

 

Along with Glenn and long-time collaborator David Holmes, Lisa founded the production company Canderblinks Film and Music. In 2011, after making a music video for the band Cashier No. 9’s celebrated single ‘Goldstar’.

 

In 2012 Lisa and Glenn directed their second feature, ‘Good Vibrations’, the story of Belfast’s godfather of punk, Terri Hooley, and the legendary Good Vibrations record shop. Produced by Canderblinks Film and Revolution Films, in collaboration with BBC Films, Northern Ireland Screen and the Irish Film Board, Good Vibrations premiered at SXSW, opened Karlovy Vary and won the Best Irish Film Award at the Galway Film Fleadh 2012 and the Audience Award at the Belfast Film Festival 2012. The film had a great critical response, Mark Kermode awarding it his Film of the Year award.

 

Lisa and Glenn are currently developing their next feature film projects.

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2019
Production (role):
ORDINARY LOVE (Director / Executive Producer)
Company:
Canderbinks Film and Music, Out of Orbit
Project details:
Directed alongside Glenn Leyburn.

Written by Owen McCafferty.

Starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson.
Date: 2013
Production (role):
THE GOOD MAN (Executive Producer)
Company:
Soda Pictures
Project details:
Written and directed by Phil Harrison.
Date: 2012
Production (role):
GOOD VIBRATIONS (Director)
Company:
Canderbinks Film and Music, Revolution Films
Project details:
Directed alongside Glenn Leyburn.

Screenplay by Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson.

Starring Jodie Whittaker and Liam Cunningham.
Date: 2009
Production (role):
CHERRYBOMB (Director)
Company:
Generator Entertainment, Green Park Films, Octagon Films, Screen Ireland
Project details:
Directed alongside Glenn Leyburn.

Written by Daragh Carville.

Starring Rupert Grint, Robert Sheehan and James Nesbitt.
SHORTS
Date: 2015
Production (role):
CLEANSED (Executive Producer)
Company:
Canderbinks Film and Music
Project details:
Written and directed by Paul Caddell.
Date: 2014
Production (role):
I AM HERE (Writer / Executive Producer)
Company:
Canderbinks Film and Music
Project details:
Directed by David Holmes.

Starring Liam Cunningham, Michelle Fairley and Edward Hogg.
Date: 2012
Production (role):
EVEN GODS (Co-Producer)
Company:
-
Project details:
Written and directed by Phil Harrison.

Starring Paul Caddell, Mary Lindsay and Lalor Roddy.
Date: 2006
Production (role):
THE 18TH ELECTRICITY PLAN (Director)
Company:
Hotshot Films, Canderbinks Film and Music
Project details:
Directed alongside Glenn Leyburn.

Starring Lalor Roddy, Frank McCuster and Charlene McKenna.
Date: 1997
Production (role):
THE BITCH HAS GOTTA HAVE IT (Her)
Company:
Six Pack Films
Project details:
Drama short written and directed by Damien Elliott.
DOCUMENTARY
Date: 2015
Production (role):
I AM BELFAST (Executive Producer)
Company:
Canderbinks Film and Music, Hopscotch Films
Project details:
Written and directed by Mark Cousins.

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): ORDINARY LOVE (Director / Executive Producer)
    Company: Canderbinks Film and Music, Out of Orbit
    Project details: Directed alongside Glenn Leyburn.

    Written by Owen McCafferty.

    Starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson.
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): THE GOOD MAN (Executive Producer)
    Company: Soda Pictures
    Project details: Written and directed by Phil Harrison.
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): GOOD VIBRATIONS (Director)
    Company: Canderbinks Film and Music, Revolution Films
    Project details: Directed alongside Glenn Leyburn.

    Screenplay by Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson.

    Starring Jodie Whittaker and Liam Cunningham.
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): CHERRYBOMB (Director)
    Company: Generator Entertainment, Green Park Films, Octagon Films, Screen Ireland
    Project details: Directed alongside Glenn Leyburn.

    Written by Daragh Carville.

    Starring Rupert Grint, Robert Sheehan and James Nesbitt.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): CLEANSED (Executive Producer)
    Company: Canderbinks Film and Music
    Project details: Written and directed by Paul Caddell.
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): I AM HERE (Writer / Executive Producer)
    Company: Canderbinks Film and Music
    Project details: Directed by David Holmes.

    Starring Liam Cunningham, Michelle Fairley and Edward Hogg.
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): EVEN GODS (Co-Producer)
    Company: -
    Project details: Written and directed by Phil Harrison.

    Starring Paul Caddell, Mary Lindsay and Lalor Roddy.
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): THE 18TH ELECTRICITY PLAN (Director)
    Company: Hotshot Films, Canderbinks Film and Music
    Project details: Directed alongside Glenn Leyburn.

    Starring Lalor Roddy, Frank McCuster and Charlene McKenna.
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): THE BITCH HAS GOTTA HAVE IT (Her)
    Company: Six Pack Films
    Project details: Drama short written and directed by Damien Elliott.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): I AM BELFAST (Executive Producer)
    Company: Canderbinks Film and Music, Hopscotch Films
    Project details: Written and directed by Mark Cousins.

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