Lilla Hurst, Founder, Lillavision (UK)
Lillavision Ltd. was launched in May 2008 in response to the growing demand from producers, broadcasters and distributors to source pre-sales and co-production finance for factual and scripted ideas. Increasingly ideas are being part-commissioned, leaving a deficit in the budget to be closed through alternative funding. Lillavision closes this gap through pre-sale and co-production deals, as well as seeking finance from private and regional funds.
Current and past Lillavision producers include Bedlam Productions, Blink Film & TV, Fresh One, Furnace, Nerd, October Films, Sundance Productions and Testimony Films. Lillavison also works in partnership with international and regional funds and master schools on a consultancy and mentor basis.
Prior to setting up Lillavision, Lilla held positions at Channel 5 as Head of Co-production and Branded Content, RDF International as Head of Acquisitions and Co-production and TVF International as Director of TVF International. Lilla’s career began in Australia’s Northern Territory working for Burundi Pictures where she co-ordinated film shoots and acted as bait for crocodiles.