Lucas Joaquin

Lucas Joaquin is a creative producer in New York City and a founding member (with Drew Houpt and Alex Scharfman) of the production company Secret Engine. 

Recent films include Andrew Semans’ Resurrection (Sundance 2022) starring Rebecca Hall and Tim Roth released by IFC Films and Shudder; Karen Cinorre’s Mayday (Sundance 2021) released by Magnolia; Braden King’s The Evening Hour (Sundance 2020), released by Strand Releasing; and Tayarisha Poe’s Selah and the Spades (Sundance 2019) released by Amazon Studios.

He was Executive Producer of Blow the Man Down, directed by Bridget Savage-Cole & Danielle Krudy (Tribeca and Toronto International Film Festivals 2019), and released by Amazon Studios; and Ira Sachs’s Frankie, starring Isabelle Huppert and Marisa Tomei, (Festival de Cannes 2019) released by Sony Pictures Classics.

Upcoming films include Death of a Unicorne written and to be directed by Secret Engine partner Alex Scharfman, starring Paul Rudd, Jenna Ortega, Téa Leoni, Will Poulter, and Richard E. Grant currently in post-production with A24, producing with Square Peg (Midsommar, Dream Scenario); Dust written by Karrie Crouse, directed by Crouse and Will Joines, starring Sarah Paulson for Searchlight Pictures, producing with Alix Madigan; and House of Spoils directed by Bridget Savage-Cole & Danielle Krudy, starring Oscar winner Ariana DeBose currently in post-production at Amazon Pictures and Blumhouse, producing with Divide/Conquer.

Before co-founding Secret Engine, Joaquin produced several features, including Ira Sachs’s Keep the Lights On, Love Is Strange, and Little Men

He was a 2012 Sundance Creative Producing Lab Fellow, a nominee for the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards Producing Award, a member of AMPAS, and worked for many years with the prolific production company Parts & Labor.