I am a freelance documentary filmmaker, recently graduated from an MA in Documentary Film from UCL. I have an avid interest in film, the arts, travel and culture. After four years of studying, including a year in Tokyo, I am now looking to pursue a full-time creative career. I also have a background in Social and Visual Anthropology. As I have created all my previous work single-handedly, I am experienced in all areas of filmmaking e.g directing, editing, producing and research. I have had experience working for production houses such as BBC Arts and Oxford Films. My films have been shown at festivals internationally and locally and can be viewed at my Vimeo page below. Instagram: @francescateslerLocked Pro Plan feature
Producing, shooting and editing a series of short films raising awareness of abuse and safeguarding among vulnerable adults for the Hammersmith and Fulham Council. Responsible for all aspects of the project timeline, including production, contributor coordination, shooting and editing, as well as researching, meeting and maintaining relationships with contributors from vulnerable or disadvantaged backgrounds
Editor and general production assistant for various short and long-form documentaries, targeted for broadcast audiences for various national channels, both locally and overseas. Also assisted with research duties.
Shot, produced and edited a short social media promo video for upcoming design installation at the V&A as part of the 2019 London Design Festival.
Worked as a performance videographer for Theatro Technis, in collaboration with Art-Vic Anglo Russian Theatre. Filmed and edited live performances, as well an accompanying teaser for advertising purposes.
Worked on an upcoming BBC TV Documentary on the artist Keith Haring as part of an internship. Worked alongside the head producers sourcing interviewees and liaising with contributors both locally and internationally, as well as conducting research on various topics. Handled archive material and played a crucial role in the editorial process of the final documentary. Assisted on set at the Royal Academy of Arts during the filming of the BBC TV documentary detailing the run up to and the judging of the prestigious 'Summer Exhibition'.
Self organised private English lessons for Japanese students in Tokyo.
Summer Intern with a variety of responsibilities including researching for upcoming BBC TV production. Acted as Production Assistant on set and edited and transcribed footage.
Created, devised and directed the winning advertisement film for Isobel Summer Programme. Acted as team leader, responsible for all other interns. In addition I conducted market research directly with members of the public and pitched creative ideas to professional media executives.
Undertook advertising research into agencies, marketing and production companies. Assisted with production duties.
Duties included liaising with clients and assisting with production duties, as well as researching for forthcoming TV advertising projects.
My short film "100,000,000 Worlds” was chosen as part of the official selection screened at Berlin Short Film Festival 2019.
My short film "Furusato" was selected for the official screening programme at Ethnokino in Bern, Switzerland.