Lizzette Atkins formed Unicorn Films as sole director in 2012. Atkins worked in distribution, acquisitions and exhibition for over 15 years before setting up Circe Films with Beth Frey in 2003, where she produced over 25 dramas, documentaries and documentary series for television and cinema, winning many local and international awards.
Atkins’ feature drama credits include Sue Brooks’ Looking for Grace which was selected for competition in The Venice Film Festival (2015) and Toronto Platform Competition (2015), Jon Hewitt’s X, the cult reboot Turkey Shoot and Lawrence Johnston’s Night (Toronto and IDFA). Currently in development and financing are Nightflower by UK writer David Scinto (Sexy Beast) an Australian/UK Co-production , Fred Schepisi’s Andorra, Matt Saville’s Kid Snowball, and Ben Hackworth’s Ruins of Love. In addition Unicorn Films is producing a women’s horror anthology from Australia’s most exciting and emerging female talent.
Atkins has a history producing theatrical documentaries including Anna Bronoiwski’s Aim High In Creation (2014) which screened at major festivals around the world, including IDFA as well as the Greek/Australian co-production A Family Affair (2014). Unicorn Films’ current documentary slate includes Snow Monkey (George Gittoes), Winter At Westbeth (Rohan Spong) and Mother With a Gun (Jeff Daniels). In development is a 2 part series Israel at 70 and a feature documentary My Mother’s Lost Children both with award winning filmmaker Danny Ben Moshe.
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