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Roxy Rezvany

FilmmakerLondon, United Kingdom
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Roxy Rezvany

FilmmakerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
A British filmmaker of Iranian and Malaysian-Chinese descent, born and bred in Brent in London. Roxy has a strong track record in developing and producing ground-breaking stories for independent documentaries and factual television. She is currently turning her interest to directing, and is developing both documentary and narrative long-form projects, and was recognised by The Dots as one of their 200 Creative Trailblazers of 2018 on International Women’s Day. As a director she has a particular interest in telling conventional narratives from underrepresented points of view, particularly when it comes to the themes of ‘family’ and ‘home’. Little Pyongyang, a half hour stylised documentary which premiered in competition at the 2018 CPH: Dox Festival for their Next: Wave award, will be her cinematic directorial debut. It is the story of a North Korean defector living in the UK amongst his peers, but struggling to overcome the guilt of leaving his family behind. She was selected in 2017 by Sheffield Doc/Fest as one of their ‘Future Producers’ in support of her promise as a feature filmmaker, by the Film London’s ‘London Calling’ development scheme as a director, and the ‘Modern Tales’ talent scheme for long-form scripted development as a writer. She most recently produced a four part music documentary TV series for Channel 4, Sound and Vision, and has been working on short films for art galleries such as the Tate and Victoria Miro, to develop her stylistic range as a director. Her work has been broadcast on Channel 4, VICE, and Sky, and featured by magazines such as Art Review and i-D. She worked on both seasons of the two-time Emmy award-nominated series about LGBT+ rights, Gaycation, where she developed the pilot under executive producer Spike Jonze. She also worked on the UKMVA award-nominated digital feature documentary, Hip Hop in the Holy Land, the Realscreen award-winning show Black Market with Michael K Williams, the Broadcast digital award-nominated show Needles and Pins, and the winner of the New York Newswomen’s Club Front Page Award for TV Special Reporting, States of Undress - a documentary series about the politics of fashion.
Projects
  • NEVER SHOOT. NEVER KILL.
    NEVER SHOOT. NEVER KILL.A fashion promo featuring a new collaboration between anti-capitalist Icelandic techno-saboteurs HATARI with the ultra-kitsch Palestinian designer ensemble TRASHY CLOTHING, filmed in Jordan.
  • The Supermarket
    The SupermarketLittle Pyongyang Promo
  • Faded
    Faded‘Faded’ is an escapist music video about a young Iranian immigrant living in 1970s London, who becomes lost in the world of a romantic relationship to avoid confronting the realities of her day to day life and loneliness. The video indulges the tropes of the 1970s but within the context of Britain’s immigrant stories. The narrative highlights the bittersweet nature of the track’s emotional journey, which conveys the slow fade of a relationship that the protagonist seems to be in denial about - t
  • Little Pyongyang
    Little PyongyangThis stylised documentary, with exclusive access to a community of North Korean defectors living in the London suburb of New Malden, unveils the depths of loss, longing and legacy in the unexpected memories of their homeland. World Premiere: CPH: Dox (2018) in competition for the Next: Wave award UK Premiere: Sheffield Doc/Fest (2018)
  • Penalties of Love
    Penalties of LoveMusic video for Sequoyah Murray's 'Penalties of Love'. Director – Roxy Rezvany @roxyrezvany Director of Photography – Olan Collardy @olancollardy Executive Producer – Lois Newcombe @loisnewcombe Producer – Dickon Ireland @dickonireland Producer – Roxanne Farahmand @roxanne_farahmand 1st Assistant Camera – Richie Simkins @richiesimkins Gaffer – Idris Rhys @idris.rhys.lights Spark – Murray Cohen - @zevco_creative Make-up Artist – Grace Ellington @gracemariaellington Stylist – Neesha Champaneria
  • Looking for Langston Revisited (Victoria Miro)
    Looking for Langston Revisited (Victoria Miro)
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Projects credited in
  • Penalties Of Love - Sequoyah Murray
    Penalties Of Love - Sequoyah MurrayCommissioned by Boiler Room's 4:3 Series. Directed by Roxy Rezvany
  • Little Pyongyang
    Little PyongyangA tale of one North Korean’s struggle to leave behind the homeland, Joong-wha Choi, a former soldier in the DPRK, lives today with his wife and kids in a sleepy London suburb. Despite enjoying the new found comforts of his British life, and being emancipated from the pressures of the North Korean state, his dilemma lies in a desire to return to the land that betrayed him, but is undoubtedly his true home. The film tracks his reflections on both why he left North Korea and the state of his day t
  • Little Pyongyang BTS
    Little Pyongyang BTSJoong-wha Choi, a former soldier in North Korea, lives today with his wife and children in New Malden - the south London suburb that is home to Europe's biggest North Korean population. Despite enjoying the new-found comforts of his British life, he would like to return to his homeland. Joong-wha reflects on both why he left North Korea and the state of his day-to-day life over the course of several months, in a portrait of loss, longing, and the complexities of healing from trauma. Joong-wha’s
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Work history
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    Director - FilmRenowned Films
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Director/Producer - 'What's Changed?' BBC3 series about the legacy of the murder of Stephen Lawrence
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    Producer - TVChannel 4
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Worked on a 4 x 30’ series for Channel 4 called ‘Sound and Vision’, about music artists who are part of social and political movements around the world.
Awards
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    Next: Wave Award (in competition)CPH:DOX
    Little Pyongyang (2018) premiered at the CPH: Dox festival in Copenhagen in competition for the Next: Wave award.
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    Future Producers 2017Sheffield Documentary Festival
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