March 3, 2024

Clarissa Jacobson and JM Logan’s ‘Lunch Ladies’ Eligible For a 2019 Academy Award

Clarissa Jacobson’s comedy Lunch Ladies wins twenty-four film awards, including Best Comedy Short at Filmquest and ‘Best Editing’ at Rhode Island Film Festival

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Clarissa Jacobson created the comedy horror Lunch Ladies (you can check out our review of the film here) and it has already amassed an impressive following with fans all over the world taking photos with infamous hairnets! As well as winning twenty-four prestigious film awards including Best Editing at Rhode Island Film Festival, Best Comedy Short at Filmquest and Best Horror Comedy at Dragon Con Independent Film Festival, this hilarious film has been selected by over eighty film festivals. It stars Donna Pieroni (CSI:NY), Mary Manofsky (Criminal Minds), newcomer Daisy Kershaw and is directed by J.M. Logan.

Two burnt out high school Lunch Ladies do whatever it bloody takes on their quest to become Johnny Depp’s personal chefs.

Writer/Producer Clarissa Jacobson started out as an actress performing off-Broadway and in numerous film and voice-over roles before realizing her true passion was writing.  A long-standing member of Twin Bridges Writing Salon, she has several scripts under her belt including the full-length version of Lunch Ladies and the recently optioned Stella By Starlight.

Award-winning Director J.M. Logan wears diverse hats as a multi-faceted filmmaker directing, shooting, producing and editing.  In addition to directing Lunch Ladies, his recent projects include an interactive feature film The Garage Sale, producing a feature documentary The Disunited States of America for SKY TV, and Manson Family Vacation for the Duplass Brothers. He is currently completing the pilot for a new anthology series CTRL|ESC.

Making quite a splash on the festival circuit, some of the films prestigious awards include Best Comedy Horror at Atlanta Horror Fest, Best Short and Best actress at Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest, Best Comedic Short at Hexploitation Film Festival, Best Production Design at Hollywood Horrorfest, Best North American Short at Nevermore Film Festival, Best Foreign Short and Best Actress (both Donna Pieroni and Manofsky) at Fano Fest.


I've been a fan of horror and slasher movies for as long as I can remember. I consider the original Halloween to be the best horror movie of all time and my guilty pleasure horror flick would be The Exorcist III. You can find me on Twitter at @406Northlane or TikTok @406Northlane where I'm sure I'll offend you at least once a day.

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