Mia Zur-Szpiro (miaszs@gmail.com)

Film Maker, Director, DJ, Radio Broadcaster

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

Projects credited in

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.

Skills

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

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • FACT Magazine

    FACT Magazine

    • Music
  • Twitter

    Twitter

    • Publishing
  • WIRED magazine

    WIRED magazine

    • Publishing
  • The Telegraph

    The Telegraph

    • Publishing

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