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Mia Zur-Szpiro (miaszs@gmail.com)

Film Maker, Director, Editor, DOP, DJ, Radio Broadcaster

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsDirector - Videographer - Editor

Projects

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Do you really want to delete project Huntleys + Palmers: Inside the Outsider's Party (Stamp The Wax)?

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Do you really want to delete project YOCOPAS: Behind Israel's Peace School, Using Education to Bring Palestinian and Israeli Children Together?

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About me

Mia is a freelance film-maker, self-shooter, editor, writer and broadcaster. Specialising in documentaries and cultural films, Mia's areas of expertise are themes of music, culture, education and social justice. Past clients include WIRED, Dimensions Festival, WIRED, Carhart, Heverlee and more. Mia is also Head of Film of music website Stamp The Wax. Mia is currently based between Nairobi, Tel Aviv and London, where she is creating films, radio programmes and projects around the Middle East, Europe and Africa, ranging from films about music culture, fashion, educational peace organisations, social justice movements and everything in between.

Skills

  • Film Directing
  • Documentary Photography
  • Radio
  • Presenting
  • Editing Film
  • Photography
  • Journalism
  • Video Production
  • Broadcasting
  • Cinematography

Work history

Currently

Jan 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 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.

2017

Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full 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.

Education

2014

BA TSM Philosophy & Psychology

University of Bristol

Sep 2010 - Jul 2014
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • I did an undergraduate degree in joint honours Philosophy & Psychology, earning a 2:1