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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsProducer - Curator - Producer - Film

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About me

A creative, ambitious individual with over ten years experience working at the forefront of moving image, branded content and film. Expert knowledge of contemporary culture and trends with excellent communication and organisational skills. I pride myself on building strong relationships with both clients and artists and have a global network of both emerging and established talent.

Skills

  • Advertising
  • Video Production
  • Magazine
  • Creative Professional Writing
  • Curating Content
  • Documentary Film Making
  • Commercial Advertising
  • J0urnalism
  • Editorial Commissioning
  • Creative Critical Thinking
  • Magazine Concepts
  • Video Commissioning

Work history

Currently

Head of Development

Somesuch

Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Somesuch is an award-winning production company with a roster of over 25 global directors creating film, commercials, music videos and branded entertainment including recent BAFTA-winning short ‘Home’. In the U.S, Somesuch is partnered with Anonymous Content, the company behind ‘The Revenant’, ‘Spotlight’ and ‘True Detective’. Appointed as Somesuch’s first head of development with a focus on narrative content, feature and short film, documentary and TV series.

2016

Head of Video

Dazed Media

Aug 2013 - Aug 2016
  • Full Time
  • Head of Video at leading independent fashion and culture media group, Dazed Media, which includes the influential editorial titles Dazed & Confused, AnOther Magazine, Another Man, and in-house creative agency Dazed Studio. Oversaw video strategy, development, commissioning and production across the group spanning online, broadcast, social, editorial, commercial and partnerships. Commissioned and programmed over 100 original editorial films across music, art, fashion and documentary, working with a broad range of emerging and established international directors, talent and production companies. Directors commissioned included FKA Twigs, James Franco, Matt Lambert, AG Rojas, Vincent Haycock, Luke Gilford, Becky & Joe, Focus Creeps, Maja Borg, Ninian Doff, Danielle Levitt, Kristoffer Borgli, The Daniels, Cecile Emeke, Petra Collins, BRTHR, and Dexter Navy. Developed, produced and launched Dazed’s first ever TV show for Channel 4; two series of Music Nation, celebrating cult British music scenes. “Music Nation is the best TV show about music in years” The Guardian Developed, commissioned and produced one-off films and online series for commercial brands and cultural partners (including the British Council, Sadler’s Wells and Tate). Launched female directors initiative ‘Female Firsts’. Highlights include: 40+ Vimeo Staff Picks 15+ films for Channel 4’s Random Acts series BAFTA-nominated short “Samuel-613’ by Billy Lumby http://www.dazedmedia.com http://www.anothermag.com/movement

2013

Exec Producer

Forever Pictures

Dec 2012 - Aug 2013
  • Full Time

2012

Video Commissioner & Special Projects

Blink Productions Ltd

Dec 2010 - Dec 2012
  • Full Time

2010

Communications & Programming

Institute of Contemporary Arts

Apr 2005 - Nov 2010
  • Full Time

Education

2006

Sep 2003 - May 2006
  • London, United Kingdom

Awards

2016

The Lovies

Dazed Media

  • Awarded a Silver award in the Viral Video category for "Burn Book" featuring Kendall Jenner which also won the People's Lovie as voted for by the public.