Lucia’s strong work ethic and unique skills have seen her career in the South African film industry excel over the last decade, where she is currently producing her first feature-length film, the debut project of production company Nthibah Pictures I Am All Girls, directed by acclaimed director Donovan Marsh, due for release early 2021.
As a sought-after line producer, Lucia’s most exciting projects include her collaboration on the 2018 Cannes Official Selection Un Certain Regard feature film The Harvesters (2018) where she partnered with international production company Cinéma Defacto, Varied experience across the industry sees her portfolio including major television dramas such as the award-winning series Donkerland which she co-produced, employing her expertise to not only manage portfolios but bring very real emotion and art to visual life and drive every venture to successful fruition.
Lucia graduated with an Honours Degree in Production from AFDA in 2005 with the title of Best Producer, and her graduation short film Escudo won the first-ever SAFTA for Best Student Film in 2006, generating respect within the industry and adding momentum to her exciting career trajectory.
From this auspicious start, she progressed into indie filmmaking, swiftly building a solid reputation and strong relationships by line producing major local feature films, before turning her attention to television drama as well as production supervising and now producing. Her current project is a film slate with actors/producers Sisanda Henna and Wandile Molebatsi.
While based in Johannesburg with husband and renowned cinematographer Tom Marais SASC, along with their twin toddlers and their dogs, she still works internationally. She is selectively available for production projects as well as consulting and mentoring, bringing skill sets of communication and problem solving to all creative ventures.
Lucia believes in balance, in art, and in perseverance. She believes in creating professional relationships within an empathetic creative environment, in strong leadership from the front coupled with motivation from the base. Her love for filmmaking is second only to her expertise, but both are reflected in every creation by her strong ethos of passion, focus and integrity.
Please visit Portfolio for Lucia’s filmography.