Francesca Tesler

Francesca Tesler

Documentary FilmmakerLondon, United Kingdom
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Francesca Tesler

Francesca Tesler

Documentary FilmmakerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a freelance documentary filmmaker and video editor, with an MA in Ethnographic and Documentary Film from UCL. 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
  • Lena I - Alegra Ally & Pitt Rivers
    Lena I - Alegra Ally & Pitt RiversCollaboration with ethnographer and photographer Alegra Ally, part of a short video series following Nenet mother Lena and her family, in a remote area of Siberia. Series created for an exhibition titled 'Into Motherhood' at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. Shot by Alegra Ally Edited by Francesca Tesler ​
  • 2021 Showreel
    2021 ShowreelDocumentary editing, videography and production showreel.
  • The Sami Grandmother (Excerpt)
    The Sami Grandmother (Excerpt)Full episode can be seen here Collaboration with Juan delGado, for 'In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun' documentary series, following a Syrian refugee's travels through the Artic Circle. Shot and produced by Juan delGado Edited by Francesca Tesler
  • Dreamscape
    DreamscapeWhat did you dream about last night? -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Short experimental documentary surrounding dreams, made during UK lockdown 2020. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Music - FoolBoyMedia - Floating in the Midnight Breeze
  • 2020 Showreel
    2020 Showreel
  • The Beekeeper
    The BeekeeperShort exercise in Observational Documentary style editing.
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Projects credited in
    13 WEEKS OF ISOLATIONAn observation of life in lockdown as the personal and political gradually intertwine. Compiled with contributions from people in isolation around the world.
  • Insula Magazine
    Insula MagazineWhen Covid-19 hit the UK and we went into lockdown, like many people, I was furloughed from my job. I decided I wanted to create a platform for myself and other creatives to stay motivated, provide some sort of escapism, as well as, give back to all those key workers who are risking their lives for us. Insula Magazine features work from film makers, illustrators, writers, fashion stylists. musicians and more. The project has been successful so far with the magazine reaching the fundraising targe
  • Insula Magazine (Featured)
    Insula Magazine (Featured)"Insula Magazine is a platform to create, escape and give back during the unpredictable time of COVID-19. The first issue is constructed by a number of creatives in a variety of industries including; photography, art, illustration, graphic design, film, fashion, music and architecture".
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Work history
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    Video ProducerDezeen
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    FilmmakerHammersmith & Fulham Council
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    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
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  • Film Camera
  • Editing
  • Videography
  • Research
  • Directing
  • Content Producing
  • Documentaries
  • Documentary
  • Arts Programming
  • Idea Generation
    MA in Ethnographic and Documentary FilmUCL
    London, United Kingdom
    BA in Social Anthropology with a Year in JapanUniversity of Kent
    Canterbury, United Kingdom
    Official SelectionBerlin 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.
    Hugh Brody Visual Anthropology AwardUniversity of Kent
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