Founder & Producer
Nokkla Productions is a film production company founded by Larissa Bonaci, a multi-talented and award-winning actress, presenter, and producer. She graduated in acting from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angelos, studied Producing at The London Film Academy and holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from UOM. With a background in various forms of media and entertainment, she brings a unique and fresh perspective to every project.
Her passion for creating bold stories that are entertaining and also give purpose and awareness is evident in her work. In 2021, Larissa partnered with Mount Wolff Films to produce her first short film, Noah, which premiered at the BAFTA and Oscar-qualifying Foyle Film Festival 2022.
In 2023, she completed the period-drama short film Morning Star, based on the true love story of Christina Ratcliffe and RAF pilot Adrian Warburton, starring Ben Lamb. Currently in development is the women-led horror/thriller feature film The Blue Lady, which is 85% funded. Larissa is excited to continue to collaborate with talented filmmakers to create cinematic narratives that will captivate audiences.
Emma Williamson (she/her) is an award-winning writer from Northern Ireland. Her films have screened internationally at BAFTA and OSCAR-affiliated festivals. Her screenwriting and directing have been funded by The National Lottery, the BFI and Malta Screen. Her writing is currently in development with multiple production companies.
Emma is a previous winner of the Northern Ireland Screen’s New Writer Focus and has been short-listed for the BBC Writersroom. She has completed The National Film and Television School’s TV pilot writing course where she developed The System, a 1- hour TV pilot under the tutelage of Peter Ansorge (previously head of Drama at channel 4). Her scripts are in consideration at Film4, All3Media, Out of Orbit and WeeBuns Productions.
Emma takes her craft very seriously having completed John Yorke’s Story for Script Development, where she studied Script Editing. She is also a member of this year’s BFI Filmonomics cohort, a British Film Institute-backed accelerator program, aimed at supporting emerging female writers to develop their first feature film. When Emma is not writing or developing her own practice she works as a script reader for Lift-Off Film Festival and Rianne Reads - a program supporting the writing of female or female-identifying scriptwriters. Her work focuses primarily on telling the stories of underrepresented groups, especially those from low socio-economic backgrounds. She is influenced heavily by the writing of Andrea Arnold, Paul Laverty, Jane Campion and more recently Craig Mazin.