Marian Edusei

Producer - Filmmaker

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

About me

I have a strong track record of directing and producing content for a variety of media establishments; from online platforms and television, to communications and branding. As a creative, not only do I enjoy coming up with current and relatable ideas, but my in depth knowledge of the production process has enabled me to deliver high standard content, from conception to completion. Whether I'm producing a short form current affairs feature or directing a conceptual fashion film on race and feminism, I always aim to create impactful and compelling storytelling; juxtaposing vivid and simplistic shots, with complex and candid narratives. My interest in sociopolitical issues in the realm of popular culture, plays a huge part in the work I do.

Locked Pro Plan feature

Skills

  • Assistant Directing
  • Production
  • Short Films
  • TV Production
  • Film Production
  • Directing
  • Multi-platform Content
  • Documentaries
  • Digital Content
  • Casting

Companies I’ve worked with

  • VICE

    VICE

    • Publishing
  • BBC

    BBC

    • Television
  • Channel 4

    Channel 4

    • Television
  • Warner Music Group

    Warner Music Group

    • Music

Work history

Currently

Producer

Channel 4

Jul 2020
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Undisclosed Development

2019

Producer

Channel 4

Oct 2019 - Dec 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • CHANNEL 4 - TRUE STORIES

2019

Producer

Channel 4

Feb 2019 - Aug 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • CHANNEL 4 - GRAYSON PERRY'S BIG AMERICAN ROAD TRIP

2019

Jan 2019 - Feb 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • LOYLE CARNER - LEVIS MUSIC PROJECT

2019

Creative Producer / Director

Refinery29

Dec 2018 - Jan 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  •  Directed and produced a three-minute feature on intersectional feminism amongst ‘women of colour’  Scouting & securing film locations  Cast contributors, crewed up production & managed the crew/logistics on the day  Edit Produced

2018

Assistant Producer

VICE

Aug 2018 - Dec 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  •  Researched and pitched case studies to the Exec and Series Producer  Created in-depth research documents on a range of party drugs in the UK  Investigative research – found and contacted drug users, intervention services, medical organisations and law enforcement agencies that operate within the treatment, policing and law on drugs.  Conducted phone interviews and wrote bios on potential contributors  Assisted the Director on location

2017

Assistant Producer

BBC

Nov 2017 - Dec 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • ‘INTERRACIAL DATING’ (Development) • Cast, produced, directed and edited a 4minute taster tape • Set up a social media campaign to target and cast people aged between 20 – 35; from ethnic minority backgrounds • Conducted research chats over the phone, wrote up bios and shortlisted contributors. • Sourced a location and co-ordinated the shoot day • Self-shot (Sony FS5) sit down interviews and filmed 5 dating scenarios simultaneously • Edited the footage (Avid Media Composer)

2017

Creative Producer / Director

Dazed Media

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • ‘Dazed’s most viewed video of 2017’  Pitched, directed and produced a three-minute feature on ‘colourism’ amongst young black women  Scouting & securing film locations - organising location recces by taking pictures and drawing up location documents  Casting models and ensuring the stylist sourced clothes in accordance with the Dazed brand/aesthetic  Crewed up production - DoP, editor, stylist and photographer  Managed the budget and negotiated rates/costs for the production  Coordinated the shoot – managed the crew and organised the logistics on the day  Edit Produced/worked alongside editors and graphic designers

2017

Assistant Producer

Save the Children UK

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Conducted international Risk Assessments  Organised travel arrangements and logistics for members of crew in remote locations across the world such as South America, Africa and the Middle East  Liaised with our international country offices in regards to filming plans and ideas  Sorted out visas and international travel for crew  Updated budgets, dealt with NDAs, translators, release forms and rates for crew  Wrote shooting scripts and treatments  Logged footage filmed abroad and produced short films  Edit produced – worked alongside editors and graphic designers towards the completion of films

2016

Assistant Producer

Zinc Network

Jun 2016 - Nov 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  •  Pitched/developed story ideas and wrote scripts/treatments  Sourced locations and coordinated shoots with a 2 day turnaround, whilst dealing with last minute editorial changes  Cast, sourced and interviewed a range of contributors from various professions and social backgrounds  Assisted the Director and self-shot (second camera) on location (C300)  Edit produced - collaborated with editors/graphics designers to ensure that the message/aesthetics of the films, ran in accordance with the aims and objectives of the platform.

2012

Director

The Guardian

Feb 2012 - Jun 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Pitched, directed and produced a three-minute feature on the perception of female boxers in the sport; featuring Olympian, Natasha Jonas  Coordinated the shoot – liaised with Natasha’s representative in terms of location and scheduling  Self-shot on location and interviewed Natasha  Ensured all paperwork/releases were completed  Edit Produced

Education

2007

3 A Level, 4 AS Levels

Holy Cross College

Sep 2005 - Jul 2007
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • AS Level - Law, Sociology, Psychology, English (AAAB) A Level - Law, Sociology, English (AAB)

2011

BA Broadcast Journalism

The University of Leeds

Aug 2005 - Jun 2011
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 2:1