Leif Magne Tangen is an award winning film producer, curator specialicing in artistsʼ moving image and picture theory and a writer. As a producer he has worked with film makers such as Benjamin Naishtat, Loretta Fahrenholz, Declan Clarke, Knut Åsdam and Laida Lertxundi. Tangen was the funding director of D21 Kunstraum Leipzig, European director of PIEROGI Gallery (Brooklyn/Leipzig) and director of Fotogalleriet Foundation, Oslo, Norway. He is co-curator of Reihe Experimentalfilm, co-owner of independent video rental store Filmgalerie Alpha60 and owner and producer for vitakuben film. Leif Magne is currently intendant at Tromsø Kunstforening.
Fly Film is a UK-based production company formed in 2009 by Bafta and Emmy award winning producers Kate Ogborn and Lisa Marie Russo.
Fly is the Executive Producer for Screen South Ignition Random Acts Network, an initiative supported by the Arts Council of England and Channel 4 who have the opportunity to select the films by young people age 16 – 24 for online or broadcast. Fly are executive producing 72 × 3 minute films between 2016-2018.
Additionally, Lisa Marie produced Pia Borg and Edward Lawrenson’s Abandoned Goods with Kate Ogborn, which won the Golden Leopard for Best International Short at Locarno. Previously Lisa Marie produced Ken Loach’s documentary The Spirit of ’45 with Kate Ogborn and Rebecca O’Brien of Sixteen Films; and Swandown, a feature documentary by artist Andrew Kotting and writer Iain Sinclair. She also produced Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing’s feature debut, Self Made and was an executive producer on The Deep Blue Sea and Hockney. Prior to creating Fly Film, she executive produced Terence Davies’ documentary Of Time and the City as well as the films Salvage and Kicks as part of Digital Departures, a scheme to celebrate the Capital of Culture in Liverpool ‘08. Of Time and the City was critically acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, and was nominated for a Bafta, Bifa and Grierson Award. Lisa Marie produced the BBC2 film Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole in My Heart, directed by Marc Munden and starring Sally Hawkins. She co-produced the feature film Brothers of the Head, starring Luke and Harry Treadaway and winner of the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Prior to moving to the UK, she directed documentaries for PBS in Philadelphia, and won an Emmy for Peace about the Gulf War.