Eleanor Veness

Film and Media Freelancer

London, United Kingdom
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Projects credited in

  • Video Producer
    Film and Media Freelancer

About me

Production Assistant / Researcher / Screenwriter Researcher with media research experience in documentary and factual entertainment, fiction; academic research in socio-historical, art historical. Freelance production assistant with a wide range of experience in creative production. Screen-writer; writes stories with emotion, humour and relevance. Produces films for social causes, political events, charities and NGOs. Specialised interest in art, museums, anthropology, The Middle East, literature, film. In my research I pursue the heart of the issue by asking key questions, exploring sources to capture key information, and encourage the imagination. I create strongly visual and experimental ethnographic media. I write screenplays that comment on diverse issues, using humour, observation and empathy. I freelance to further expand my repertoire in production, offering the highest standard of creative output with a humanistic and academically minded core.

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  • Filmmaking
  • Film Editing
  • Film Producing
  • Script Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Running
  • Production Admin
  • Teaching
  • Arabic Speaking
  • Research

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Rogan Productions

    • Thumbs Up

      Thumbs Up

      • Non Creative Industries
    • Bullion Productions

      Bullion Productions

      • Film
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      Work history


      Freelance Editor/Researcher

      Uncouth Chic Productions

      Dec 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance editing and research for an investigative documentary about the education system in the UK.


      Freelance Editor/Videographer/Researcher


      Jul 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance AVID editing, videography, archive, research. • Collaborative work on ‘Women: A Success Story’: a film produced for WORLDwrite online. - Archive research and Transcription - DVS camera training - On-set shooting • Videography for ‘The Battle of Ideas’ event at the Barbican, Oct 2018. - Professional standard filming of a renowned public event using DVS and 4k camera equipment


      Freelance Artist and Illustrator

      Elly Veness Art and Illustration

      Sep 2010
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • www.instagram.com/evenessart In the business’ first year, profits benefited cancer research.


      Apr 2018 - May 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • • In-house and on-set running. Bullion produce commercial, music video and documentary content for companies such as BBC 3, Channel 4, Viceland and The Guardian. - Documented budget and expenses, on-set running for an Adidas commercial, research for brand promotional marketing, invoice cataloguing and administration, office PA duties, handling petty cash.


      Mar 2018 - Apr 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • • Rogan has produced for BBC, Channel 4, Netflix, Al Jazeera and Panorama. - Development research for Channel 4 documentary series; contact calls - Topical research: forensic architecture, documentary series - Transcripts for a BBC documentary series - Filming for research purposes, story-scouting - In-house running




      Feb 2018 - Feb 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Videographer for an event for the NGO UNRWA, a charity that supports Palestinian refugees.


      Production Assistant Intern

      Make A Difference Entertainment

      Jan 2018 - Nov 2018
      • Hayes, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • A filmmaking charity that addresses diversity issues in the UK. I have been promoted to this position from an internship in production assistance.
 • ‘Rainbow Films’: a feature length documentary exploring LGBTQ+ issues in London. - Recruitment administration, film development research, topical research, idea development, social media; problem solving re: ethnic diversity issues. Documentary in development stage. • ‘Sam’: a screenplay in submission for production. The story focuses on a queer teenage girl growing up in the South Asian Muslim community in 1990s North London. • ‘Pressure': A short fiction film about sexual harassment, to be screened at the BFI 07/18: First Assistant Director, Storyboard artist • ‘Oral histories’: A documentary about cinema and South Asian diaspora in Southall: editing, production assistance. • ‘The First Day’: Running, continuity and props for a short fiction film concerning racism in the government enforced policy of bussing in schools in west London in the 1970s.


      Dissertation Film Project/Creative Writing Teacher

      The Excellence Centre

      Jun 2017 - Jun 2017
      • Hebron
      • Freelance
      • • A creative and multi-dimensional project combining teaching and film. Students were native Arabic speakers who were taught to write creatively in English using a combined study of contextual references. The project was filmed; footage and research contributed toward my MA dissertation, submitted 29th August 2017.


      Production Admin

      Thumbs Up

      Mar 2016 - Jul 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Development administration for broadcast of Britain's Next Top Model 2017 - Recruitment and application administration using Excel; contact calls for model applicants - Talent research, character profiling, social media research - Transcripts for episodes from previous series; office PA and diary management, travel booking


      Assistant Runner

      Smuggler London Ltd

      Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Assistant running for a commercial film company. Gained initial and thorough understanding of the film production process. General running and PA duties to the head runner and assistance to the whole company.


      SOAS Student Society Chair

      Women For Women International

      Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Liaising with an NGO of the same name; an international organisation that aids women in war-torn countries around the world. Aiding the organisation of a student event for International Women’s Day. Administration, film screenings for SOAS events.


      General Assitant Intern

      Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

      Apr 2012 - Aug 2012
      • Hamilton, Bermuda
      • Internship
      • • ‘The Charman Prize 2012’: a prolific exhibition of local artists’ work. - Administration, cataloguing and collection of display items for a - Archiving, writing copy for and cataloguing the photography collection: a niche collection of old photographs and postcards documenting the history of Bermuda. - Assistance with educational and children’s activities



      Short Course Documentary Film Production

      National Film and Television School

      Jun 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Modules: - Media law - Music clearance - Budget and Excel management - Insurance - The shoot process; foreign shoots - Post production, delivery - Health and safety - Expenses, VAT - PACT - Employment Law/Standard agreements - Disclosure and Barring - Broadcasters' Terms of Trade - PACT - Working with Children, GDPR, Compliance Budgeted for a theoretical documentary on a topic of our choice using Excel


      MA Visual Anthropology (MERIT)

      Goldsmiths University of London

      Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Masters' degree in ethnographic film-making. Trained in Premier Pro and Adobe Creative Suite. Familiar with a range of film-making equipment. Modules: Anthropology of Art Video Production Visual Storytelling Ethnographic Film Making Critique, Theory and Representation Ethnographic Film and Cinema Studies


      Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • CELTA standard teacher training in TEFL.


      BA (Hons) Social Anthropology and History of Art/Archaeology (CLASS 2.1)

      SOAS, University of London

      Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Societies: SOAS Women For Women International Society, ULU Buddha Society Please enquire for transcripts/module details.


      Associates Degree: History of Art and English Literature

      The University of York

      Sep 2007 - May 2010
      • York, United Kingdom
      • Gained thorough grounding in comparative study of text and the image. Societies: NOUSE Newspaper Society, PR and Marketing for the campus art gallery, yoga society.


      Art and Design Foundation (MERIT)

      Oxford Brookes University

      Sep 2006 - May 2007
      • Oxford, United Kingdom
      • Final Major Project combined installation work: sculpture, text, painting and film.