Francesca Tesler

Documentary Filmmaker

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

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: @francescatesler

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Skills

  • Film Camera
  • Editing
  • Videography
  • Research
  • Directing
  • Content Producing
  • Documentaries
  • Documentary
  • Arts Programming
  • Idea Generation

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • London Design Festival

    London Design Festival

    • Design
  • S

    Self Employed

    • R

      Rogue Films

      • B

        BBC Studios

        Work history

        Currently

        Jan 2020
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • 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

        2020

        Oct 2019 - Jan 2020
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • 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.

        2019

        Content Creator

        London Design Festival

        Sep 2019 - Sep 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • 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.

        2019

        Performance Videographer

        Theatro Technis

        Aug 2019 - Sep 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • 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.

        2019

        Production Assistant/Researcher

        BBC Studios

        Apr 2019 - May 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • 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'.

        2017

        English Teacher

        Self Employed

        Nov 2016 - Sep 2017
        • Tokyo, Japan
        • Freelance
        • Self organised private English lessons for Japanese students in Tokyo.

        2016

        Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • 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.

        2012

        Summer Programme Participant

        Isobel Advertsing Agency

        Aug 2012 - Aug 2012
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • 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.

        2012

        Production Intern

        Great Guns

        Jul 2012 - Jul 2012
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • Undertook advertising research into agencies, marketing and production companies. Assisted with production duties.

        2012

        Office Assistant

        Rogue Films

        Jul 2012 - Jul 2012
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • Duties included liaising with clients and assisting with production duties, as well as researching for forthcoming TV advertising projects.

        Education

        Currently

        MA in Ethnographic and Documentary Film

        UCL

        Sep 2018
        • London, United Kingdom

        Currently

        BA in Social Anthropology with a Year in Japan

        University of Kent

        Sep 2014
        • Canterbury, United Kingdom

        Awards

        2019

        Official Selection

        Berlin Short Film Festival

        • My short film "100,000,000 Worlds” was chosen as part of the official selection screened at Berlin Short Film Festival 2019.

        2018

        Hugh Brody Visual Anthropology Award

        University of Kent

        2018

        Official Selection (Student)

        Ethnokino

        • My short film "Furusato" was selected for the official screening programme at Ethnokino in Bern, Switzerland.