Mickaela Drew

Mickaela Drew

Freelance FilmmakerLondon, United Kingdom
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Mickaela Drew

Mickaela Drew

Freelance FilmmakerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a freelance filmmaker with bases in Cornwall and London. I finished my MA in Directing Fiction a year ago and since then have been working mostly as a First AD. I have experience in short films, docs, commercials and corporate content. I am a natural producer and love working in production but equally eager to get developing my own content again. I am always looking to connect and collaborate with other creatives.
Projects
  • The Evie Project
    The Evie ProjectI wrote and directed this short film about a young girl who tries to find a way to help her blind mother, who used to be a successful artist, learn how to paint again. The film stars Sarah, a blind actress and Caitlyn, a nine year old. I attempted to address the inaccurate representation of disabled people and women in cinema by casting Sarah, who is genuinely blind, as the mum. Sarah and Jo are also together in the film, although this is not made clear to the audience, in an attempt to normalis
Projects credited in
  • Hear My Voice
    Hear My VoiceMike moved to London hoping to find love and the dream part that would launch his opera career. Four years later, he is stuck – his journal is now his best friend. One night, during yet another hook-up, he sees the apparition of his grandmother, a glamorous, eccentric woman who Mike used to travel the world with – she is not impressed. Her repeat visits push Mike to come to terms with himself and allow him to make an unexpected connection.
Work history
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    First ADGoldsmiths, University of London
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    I was First AD on a short film called 'Lone Wolf'. We filmed over four days in a house. This shoot was dependant on natural darkness and daylight so was complicated to schedule.
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    First ADGoldsmiths, University of London
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    I was First AD on the short film 'Sour'. A shoot heavily reliant on SFX and production design which came with their own challenges.
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Skills
  • 1st AD
  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Creative Writing
  • Script Writer
  • Organisation
  • Reading
  • Script Editing
  • Videography
  • Collaborative Working
Education
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    MA Filmmaking (Directing Fiction), distinctionGoldsmiths, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
    I did an intensive one year course at Goldsmiths where I produced, wrote and directed several shorts. I learnt truly how to direct to tell a story, how to work with actors and I also discovered a love for First ADing.
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    First Class Joint Honours BA Creative Writing and Film ProductionUniversity of Winchester
     - Winchester, United Kingdom
    I studied both Creative Writing and Film Production but specialised in Screen writing where I wrote a feature film for my dissertation. This course taught me how to write well for screen and off screen and gave me all the practical skills needed to successfully make a film. During the course I wrote, produced and directed several short films.