Lizzie Oxby: Film Director

Welcome to Lizzie Oxby’s films

Lizzie Oxby Film-Strip


Director/writer: Lizzie Oxby. Production company: Lizzie Oxby Productions. 

“Some days I pause and think about what might happen”. Daydreams is one of Lizzie’s ongoing projects incorporating a series of observational thoughts. These 30-second short films are made predominantly with stills, then composited and animated. Daydreams have toured France with CineRail and the Britspotting programme in Berlin, and launched the acclaimed, The Atlantic magazine’s video section. You can read The Atlantic’s article on Lizzie’s work under Interviews.

Manhattan 4.33pm, the latest Daydream, received many world-wide views having been featured on Wired, The Huffington Post, Indiewire, Gizmodo, Vimeo of the Week on Sundance.TV, Filmmakers to Watch on Film News Briefs, Creative Review, The Village Voice, Boing Boing TV and Vimeo Staff Picks where it’s had over 290K views. It’s screened at a number of film festivals – and flown with Virgin American Airlines flights. It’s taken part in ArtFutura at the Museum of Modern Art (Rio) and toured several worldwide cultural institutes, including Aarhus Centre for Contemporary Art (Denmark) and Barcelona CCCB (Spain); Nominated for the Animation Award at Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, and a won the Special Prize at Raindance Film Festival’s Welcome to the Extraordinary short film competition.

Manhattan 4.33pm: A daydream to remind me of the joys of the New York skyline.

‘Adorable’ – Sundance TV

Coney Island 11:00am

Peckham Rye 08:15am



Director/writer: Lizzie Oxby. Production Company: Finetake. Commissioned by: Channel 4 Television.

‘a fresh, smart short film of the highest calibre’, Indiewire  – ‘a masterpiece of design and execution’, Short of the Week

Extn.21 is a short film about one man’s desire to be heard. The film uses an innovative blend of atmospheric stop-frame animation, live action performance and digital effects to create a dark world of uncertain reality. The film’s played at over 200 film festivals and won numerous awards, including a British Animation Award and a nomination for a BIFA: British Independent Film Award. Broadcasts include: Channel 4 Television, Arte France/Germany, CBC Canada, Canal+ Poland and Universal Italy. With nice write ups on Cartoon Brew, Televisual, IndieWire, Reperages, Creative Review and a Vimeo Staff Pick where it’s had over 125k views.


The Seawatchers

Director/writer: Lizzie Oxby. Production company: Lizzie Oxby Productions.

The Seawatchers is a poetic, yet humorous story of a sailor lost in the waves and a woman waiting for him in a small house by the sea. Will the boat reach the coast safely? A richly textured, live action and animated film blending stop-frame worlds, CGI and live action. The film has played at film festivals including Clermont-Ferrand, Krakow, Brest, Interfilm Berlin, MIAF and Encounters – and exhibited at London’s The National Gallery.

A short making of The Seawatchers and Extn.21 can be seen under Commissions, alongside Lizzie’s other work.

The Seawatchers: copyright Lizzie Oxby 2009

The Lacemaker

Director/writer: Lizzie Oxby. Production company: RCA – Funders: BBC.

A lacemaker attempts to cheat the Fates by spinning her own thread of life. The Lacemaker won the Gold Mikeldi at Bilbao Int’ Festival of Documentary and Short Film, and screened at the BFI London Film Festival as well as other leading film festivals. The film was sponsored by the BBC; won a Research Travel Award and was selected for exhibition at The Royal Academy of Art in London.

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