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BIO & CV

Blue Grey stood out for the sheer ambition of the project, bringing to a public audience a topic that is too rarely managed and carried privately by individuals and their loved ones. The filmmaking was simultaneously elegant, intimate and brave.”

– Judges’ statement, Leeds International Film festival

As a passionate filmmaker and editor, my focus often lies in community-based creative projects where I try to unearth untold stories. My own projects have explored subjects such as bipolar disorder (Blue Grey), creative visions and the artistic process (When I See A Robin), and the everyday lives of marginalised communities.

After a break to become a mum during the pandemic, I am now looking for new projects and collaborations in the UK and beyond.

CV

MA from Goldsmiths, University of London 2014-2015 in Screen Documentary MA, with distinction. BA from University of the West of England, Bristol in Film Studies.

– My film Blue Grey, about the nuances and infinite colours of living with bipolar disorder, won the Yorkshire Short Film Award, and was selected for screening at London Short Film FestivalLeeds International Film Festival and Sheffield Documentary Festival. 

– Resident at the 2018 Weight of Mountains, a biennial nomadic filmmaker's and arts-based research project which explores the creative intersections of landscape and humanity, in a remote part of Yukon, Canada. While there, I shot a documentary about the local community.

– Editor for Satellite Dreaming Revisited, which traced the emergence of Australian Indigenous electronic media.

– Editor and oral history filmmaker for Goldsmiths University, engaging with people who had been involved in community cinema in the ‘70s and ‘80s.

– Edited footage shot by refugees at the Calais Refugee camp for I am Calais, a film that was shown in Paris.

– Shot and produced A Running Occupation, a documentary about the Freedom of Movement marathon in Palestine, portraying how participants undertake this athletic act while constrained by settlement boundaries (self-shooter, AD and AP).

– Shot and assistant produced the documentary Being Unbound, about transgender rights in Tanzania (self-shooter, AD and AP).

– Assistant producer to filmmaker and photographer Joseph Turp for films shot for the British Library, the British Museum and the artist Cornelia Parker. 

– Commissioned by various arts charities and community groups to make films, edit or design video and sound installations, including Entelechy Arts, Deptford-based The AlbanyCity of SanctuarySONA (the Sound art collective) and Goldsmiths College. 

- Production team for Honeytrap, filmed in Brixton. Crowdfunded, scouted for locations, assisted production workshops for director Rebecca Johnson.

- Worked to promote documentary innovation and talent within the UK in partnership with Documentary Filmmakers Group and other charities, with a particular focus on community-based films.


FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS
Short Film City Hull, March 2017

Leeds International Film Festival, Nov 2016 WINNER Yorkshire Short Film Award

Bridges Not Barriers, Sheffield, Oct 2016

Shorts on Tap; Women in Revolt, London, Sep 2016

Sheffield Doc Fest Marketplayer, June 2016

London Short Film Festival, Jan 2016

Dragon Cafe, London, Oct 2015


COMMUNITY WORK
- I run a film network in Sheffield called Reel Femme that champions the work of self-identifying female and non binary filmmakers. We have presented at Sheffield Doc Fest, Migration Matters and Shefest.
- I host a regular music show on Sheffield Live FM and am developing my documentary practice for radio.