Mia Zur-Szpiro (miaszs@gmail.com)
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Mia Zur-Szpiro (miaszs@gmail.com)

Film Maker, Director, Sound Recordist, Radio PresenterLondon, United Kingdom
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Mia Zur-Szpiro (miaszs@gmail.com)
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Mia Zur-Szpiro (miaszs@gmail.com)

Film Maker, Director, Sound Recordist, Radio PresenterLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Mia is a freelance film-maker (director, producer & cinematographer), editor, researcher, writer, DJ and broadcaster. Specialising in documentaries and cultural films, Mia's areas of expertise are themes of music, culture, global scenes, education and social justice. Mia has made films across the world, including Kenya, Uganda, Morocco, Ghana, Nigeria, India, Palestine, Israel, Berlin and more. She has got to know global youth, music and art culture intimately through working with some of today's most cutting-edge artists & curators, visiting emerging art scenes directly and creating content for clients that include WIRED, FACT magazine, Boiler Room, British Council, Adidas, Nike, Dimensions Festival, Conde Nast, Vogue, Carhart, Heverlee and more. Mia is also Head of Film of music website Stamp The Wax where she uses the platform to expose their large audience to diverse music and scenes . Mia is currently based in London via the world, travelling extensively across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, creating films, radio programmes, DJing and running workshops, ranging from films about music culture, fashion, educational peace organisations, social justice movements and everything in between.
Projects
  • DESI ON THE DANCEFLOOR
    DESI ON THE DANCEFLOORA music documentary about the women at the forefront of India's underground music scene. Made by myself for FACT Mag. In the film we follow several inspiring women helping carve out the alternative scene in India and speak on what it is like being a woman in music. As well as following British-Indian DJ anu on tour to her motherland for the first time. The film explore themes of womanhood, race, spirituality, sisterhood, mental health and more. Read my interview about the film here: https://
  • Ethiopian Records - Against The Clock
    Ethiopian Records - Against The ClockI directed an episode of Against The Clock for FACT Magazine in Addis Ababa with the creator of the Ethiopian Electronic sound, Ethiopian Records. Produced, directed, filmed and edited by me.
  • RESONATE - Conversations Through Music
    RESONATE - Conversations Through MusicI directed and produced this series of live sessions and in conversations with several Black British music artists, to platform black voices from the music scene and raise money for Black Lives Matter affiliated causes. Premiered on We Out Here festival. Video launch coming soon. Photos by Lou Jasmine and Fabrice Bourgelle.
  • Ottolenghi - Flavour
    Ottolenghi - FlavourA stunning video marking the release of Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage's cookbook, Flavour. Produced by Child Productions, sound recording by me. Video here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CE7DAC5H9O_/
  • VOGUE UK - Queering the Skin
    VOGUE UK - Queering the SkinI worked as a sound recordist on this stunning film with director Jade Jackman for Vogue UK for Pride 2020.
  • Na'amod: British Jews Against Occupation - Annexation Campaign
    Na'amod: British Jews Against Occupation - Annexation CampaignI made a video for the activist group Na'amod, which seeks to educate and activate British Jews to take a stand against the inhumanity of the Occupation, for their anti annexation video, which specifically is addressing the proposed Annexation of the West Bank to Israel.
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Projects credited in
  • BRITISH VOGUE x PRIDE: QUEERING THE SKIN
    BRITISH VOGUE x PRIDE: QUEERING THE SKINFor the stars of Jade Ang Jackman’s short film, part of British Vogue’s special Pride 2020 video series, a tattoo is not simply a tattoo. For the model and trans activist Munroe Bergdorf, the words “protect trans kids” etched on her wrist are a reminder of a promise she made, both to herself and to the world. For tattoo artist Emily Malice, the open lock on her pubic bone served as a way to reclaim her sexuality. Fellow artist Nish Rowe’s facial tattoos were her way of owning her identity as a B
  • Son of the Soil - Football Documentary Nigeria
    Son of the Soil - Football Documentary NigeriaI worked as a Producer, Director and DOP a short documentary about Professional footballers in Nigeria.
Work history
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    DirectorStamp The WAx
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    I am Head of Film at music website Stamp the Wax, directing, producing all, as well as shooting and editing many of our films. Including documentaries, live sessions and video features.
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    ProducerSuperplex Pictures
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    I work as a researcher and producer for this wonderful, boundary pushing independent film production company. We work intensively, extensively and creatively. I am the organised cool head that keeps the company a-float even when we are shooting. As production manager I organise everything before the day and work with great commitment managing shoots on the day. I also head up our social media and communication. Our award winning fictional short film, ‘I Used To Be Famous’ (2015), which was funded by Film London, screened at the BFI, London Shorts and Leeds and many more film festivals. Another short we made, 'Just Desserts' (2015) was also accepted into Raindance and BFI Film Festival.
Skills
  • Film Directing
  • Documentary Photography
  • Radio
  • Presenting
  • Editing Film
  • Photography
  • Journalism
  • Video Production
  • Broadcasting
  • Cinematography
Education
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    BA TSM Philosophy & PsychologyUniversity of Bristol
     - Bristol, United Kingdom
    I did an undergraduate degree in joint honours Philosophy & Psychology, earning a 2:1