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Lucy Meer

Lucy Meer

United Kingdom



SeriesLab Participant 2021


Lucy Meer is an emerging producer in the film industry, having recently been selected for the BFI's Producer Insight training programme and receiving a BAFTA longlist selection for the short film 'Mary Anning'. Previous prestigious placements include Creative Englands 'Market Trader', during which Lucy was mentored by Inflammable Films' Diarmid Scrimshaw; Edinburgh IFF Talent Lab 2019; Creative England's Producer Hothouse; and the ScreenSkillsLeadership programme.

Lucy and her company, Strive Films, focuses on developing engaging, bold, and honest content that explores outsiders and those that often feel 'othered'.

company profile

Strive Films is swiftly establishing itself as a champion of new talent telling engaging and unique stories.

Having started her career as assistant to BAFTA wining producer Sally Hibbin (Ladybird, Ladybird, Raining stones), producer Lucy Meer later went on to work with Warp Films, where she produced her first short film ‘Coaches’ for Sky Arts. After leaving Warp in 2017, Lucy set up Strive Films as a means to find stories from unheard voices. Strive’s first production, ‘Mary Anning’, was based on the eponymous fossil hunter whose contribution to the field of palaeontology was maligned and later overlooked by history. The film debuted in the Underwire Film Festival 2018 opening Gala and was longlisted for the BAFTA short film award in 2019.

Strive continued with the output of exciting stories with the BBC commissioned short ‘Searching for Cowardice’, a movement based narrative film that aired on BBC4 in February 2020. The BFI backed short film ‘Pop’ starring Stephen Graham will be making its festival debut in late 2020 and Strive currently has 2 further BFI shorts in production along with a focused slate of feature film and television projects at various stages of development and financing.