Aurora Fearnley

Director / Filmmaker

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

Aurora is an award-winning director with a slate of genre features and TV projects in development, including TIPPING POINT, with BFI Vision Awardee Lunar Lander Films. After winning The Pitch at Pinewood Aurora shot ambitious sci-fi short PULSAR starring David Gyasi (INTERSTELLAR) and Jessie Buckley (BEAST). The film has screened and won numerous awards at 30 festivals and is being distributed by sci-fi channel DUST. In 2017 her short film STRUCK, produced by 104 Films, screened at Sydney, Edinburgh and Cork Film Festival before being released online by Directors UK commissioned her suspenseful short MURMUR, which won many awards including Breakthrough Filmmaker at The Smalls. She also directed supernatural short SHADES OF LIVING, funded by the UKFC, Sci-fi Nokia Short DANIEL, which premièred at Edinburgh International Film Festival and made Epic Award short LIFE ON THE LINE. Currently, Aurora is writing new story ideas for the BBC radio’s Dr Who show at Big Finish. Aurora has participated in BAFTA CREW x BFI NETWORK, Reykjavik Talent Lab, Filmonomics, Creative England’s Talent Centre, Cinesisters, VFX Script to Screen Ireland, Screen Yorkshire’s Triangle and WFTV’s mentoring scheme.

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  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Directing
  • Improvisation
  • Writing
  • Advertising Creative
  • Editing
  • Drama Teaching
  • Film Directing
  • Filmmaking
  • Directing Actors



1st class BA (Hons) Film and Moving Image Production

Northern Film School

May 2002
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • The Northern Film School is one of the best known film and television schools in the UK, making innovative and award winning films for over 25 years. Storytelling, technical expertise and creativity, all taught by professionals, make our graduates the filmmakers of the future.



Winner of The Pitch

The Pitch

  • The winner will work with a budget (which has a value in excess of £25,000) to make their short film, of 10–20 minutes. The winner will be expected to demonstrate the ability to undertake the practical production of the film but will be offered production assistance from an established film production company.