Reeta Varpama

Reeta Varpama

Freelance Director, Film Editor & Content ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
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Reeta Varpama

Reeta Varpama

Freelance Director, Film Editor & Content ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Although I formally started out in the Finnish TV industry back in 2007, I had been dipping my toes in the dangerous waters of filmmaking several years prior. As an impressionable 12 year old, I just couldn't resist the siren call of Windows Movie Maker. From there, the addictive substances only grew stronger. First Final Cut Express, then Final Cut Pro... ​ I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production from Cambridge School of Art in 2013 with a first because, you guessed it, I practically devoured that course. University pushed me creatively and entrepreneurially. In a film-induced frenzy, I went and co-founded a production company and ran it for a few years just to get the kicks. ​ And here we are, in 2020, with no end in sight for my strange obsession despite the world falling apart around us. I live and breathe moving image and love it in all its shapes and forms, from instastories to arthouse cinema, from YouTube to Netflix. This is the world I grew up in, and the best part is I find out something new and exciting in it every day. I have a full editing suite at my media studio in Cambridge and the ability to travel anywhere in and outside the UK. And yes - that is a vegan burger between two fried doughnuts in my profile picture. It was called 'Donut Have a Cow, Man'. It was delicious. And hilarious.
  • Delilah Montagu - Version of Me
    Delilah Montagu - Version of Me
  • Kinema - In Walks You
    Kinema - In Walks YouStuck in quarantine, the plan was to make a music video with vintage cartoons (that are in the public domain), old personal footage & green screen without leaving the flat once. We did it! The video is intentionally in portrait mode to maximise your mobile phone viewing pleasure.
  • SEAT Finland TV Ad Campaign
    SEAT Finland TV Ad CampaignA TV ad campaign for SEAT Finland consisting of a 90 second Director's Cut and a 50 second, 30 second and three 15 second versions of the story.
  • Frozen Food TV Ad Campaign
    Frozen Food TV Ad CampaignThree 10 second ads for TV and Streaming for a well-known Finnish food brand
  • Drive Me to the End (Official Trailer)
    Drive Me to the End (Official Trailer)
  • Editor Showreel 2019 | Fiction | Performance | Music
    Editor Showreel 2019 | Fiction | Performance | Music
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Work history
    Director & Content ProducerSelf Employed
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • project managing short form productions from high-end commercial videos to independent short film and music videos • idea development, treatments, scriptwriting • directing, contributing creative input to audio and video productions, reviewing scripts, collaborating with production teams and associates • overseeing post-production workflows • helping with social media marketing strategies • works screened at Norwich Film Festival, Cambridge Film Festival, Berlin Feminist Film Week, unDependence Film Festival in Edinburgh and Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival
    Film EditorSelf Employed
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • experience editing feature films, commercials, short fiction, trailers, music videos, brand films, documentaries and campaigns • DIT, assistant, EPK and promo editing experience on feature films and broadcast TV • Avid, Premiere, FCP 7, FCP X, Da Vinci Resolve Headline achievements in 2020: • editing Delilah Montagu's music video Version of Me that reached 100k+ views within a week of its release • editing the behind the scenes documentary on feature film The Roads Not Taken (Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, directed by Sally Potter) 
• cutting high-end commercials for TV and streaming (Apetit, SEAT) • DIT on TV comedy pilot starring Jamie Demetriou Headline achievements in 2019: • promo editor on feature film To Be Someone • editor & colourist on BFI-funded short film The Lost Land Girl • edited independent feature film Drive Me To The End • EPK editor on feature film The More You Ignore Me
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  • Treatment Writing
  • Film Production
  • Film Post-production
  • Creative Production
  • Project Management
  • Digital Creative
  • Video Content
  • Client Management
  • Creative Development
  • Scripting
    BA (Hons) Film & Television ProductionCambridge school of Art
     - Cambridge, United Kingdom