Guiding Lights Feature Focus Mentee – Isobel Pietsch. Photo by Xavier Clarke
Guiding Lights Feature Focus Mentee – Isobel Pietsch. Photo by Xavier Clarke

Isobel Pietsch – Producer

Isobel’s diverse experience spans film, theatre, dance and live cinema. Her time working within the creative industries at organisations including Secret Cinema, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates and Studio Wayne McGregor underscored her passion for storytelling and directed her focus towards practical filmmaking.

Isobel is now part of the team at production company Horizons. Here, she production managed feature film Bodies, which made its world premiere at Austin Film Festival in 2017 and is currently working on her first feature, as Producer. The Last Laugh, scheduled to shoot in 2018, is a coming-of-middle-age comedy-drama about a once-successful stand-up comedian who returns to the comedy circuit in search of redemption.

Other projects include The Understudy, a drama based on the extraordinary true story of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s performances in an Oxford University production of Dr. Faustus in 1966, and theatre project, Swimming With Cubans.


Nicky Bentham is founder and producer at Neon Films. Her most recent production, the children’s film You Can Tutu, has recently been released by Netflix. Prior to that, she completed The Silent Storm, a drama starring Andrea Riseborough and Executive Produced by Barbara Broccoli, her Guiding Lights mentor in 2010.



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