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Stella Gelardi Malfilâtre

Director & PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Stella Gelardi Malfilâtre

Director & PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am really interested in and excited about personality, community and storytelling so documentary style work across content and portraiture work is my main love!
Projects
  • BODY STORIESbody-stories.com is a newly started personal project and storytelling platform. I have created this out of an urge to document and publish stories told unfiltered from the subjects own words.
  • Soleima - Force of NatureProduced by @amandarosenkrantz & @blonde.media Director @stellamalfilatre DOP @lisdyre Focus pull @valentincph Gaffer @malikher Set design and styling @emilie_carlsen & @catalina_eiberg MUA @albertesandvad Editor @superriks BTS @evatheresananker Grade @vmorkeberg Director’s mgmt @emilieerl @monamimanagement Curtains @lea.paulsen Furniture @momentkbh Clothing @rotatebirgerchristensen Kit @onlyrentalcph
  • Renew look book for ConverseThis was a collaborative project with Makeup Artist Phoebe Walters for Converse London.
  • Adidas Ozweego x TurgayCreated a short visual story with Ellen Mercer for Adidas London portraying and celebrating model and photographer Turgay Cakli's heritage through fashion.
  • Mae Muller - Anticlimax (acoustic)Co directed this acoustic session for Mae Muller with Ellen Mercer. Filmed by Ollie Craig. Shout out to The Kingfisher in Homerton
  • BLANK CANVASES + FINAL FORM‘BLANK CANVASES + FINAL FORM’ is a project that was created through an open brief given to me and Ellen Mercer by adidas london as a part of their of Home Of Classics campaign. A poem by Kai-Isaiah Jamal
Film by Ellen Mercer + Stella Malfilatre Director of Photography - Ollie Craig
Colorist - Vlad Barin 
Sound Recordist - Adina Istrate
Music - Masukun
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Projects credited in
  • Accent Issue 4Accent Issue 4 was inspired by gossip magazines, sharing stories of the glittering Accent A-list: unique personalities who were making a truly positive change in the world. Izaak, the son of soul superstar Sade and a trans role model, was the issue cover star — while other features included the tattoo artist Manuela Soto speaking about exposing abuse in the industry and an incredible Parisian house tour by the eccentric botanist Patrick Blanc, inventor of the world-famous "vertical garden". The
  • Accent Issue 3Accent Issue 3 featured cover star Kodo Nishimura, a Buddhist monk and make-up artist who serves spirituality with fashion. Also in the issue: messages from New York’s young activists, testimonials by the Dommes of Toronto, a guide to tarot by the mystic Shy Charles, lessons in fatherhood by Black dads in London and the extraordinary story of Romanian outsider artist Ion Barladeanu.
  • Accent Issue 2Issue 2 featured dual cover stars Lucia Lucas, a transgender baritone opera singer, and Andrew Logan, the artist and founder of drag phenomenon Alternative Miss World. Also included were the stories of urban cowboys in New Orleans, the solar residents of Havana, and art car fanatics in the US.
  • Accent Issue 1Accent is a magazine that celebrates lives lived outside the ordinary from around the world. It is a collection of true stories about inspirational, extraordinary people who dare to live life on their own terms — and make the world a brighter place simply by being themselves. Issue one featured the story of cover star Kia Labeija, a vogue ballroom dancer, artist and HIV/AIDS activist from NYC; interviews with the original postcard punks from 1980s London; photo essays of people living in RVs an
  • Converse Renew Custom LookbookArt direction for Converse Renew Custom Range lookbook. Concept developed in collaboration with photographer Stella Malfilatre and make-up artist Phoebe Walters. All materials used for the beauty looks are repurposed.
  • Blank Canvases & Final Forms - HOME OF CLASSICSA poem written and performed by Kai-Isaiah Jamal Film by Ellen Mercer + Stella Malfilatre Director of Photography - Ollie Craig Colorist - Vlad Barin Sound Recordist - Adina Istrate Music - Masukun For Adidas Originals
Work history
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    DocumentarianStella Malfilatre
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Freelance Director & Photographer
    Reseacher and interviewerAccent Magazine
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Editorial assistant, researcher, interviewer, videographer, photographer for the wonderful Accent Magazine
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Skills
  • 35mm Film Photography
  • 120 Film
  • Video
  • Research
  • Interviewing
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Storytelling
  • Magazine Publishing
  • Editing
  • Production
Education
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    Master of Arts in Visual CommunicationThe Royal College of Art
     - London, United Kingdom
    Visual Communication. In my first year I did the Research/Design/Publish elective.
Awards
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    Best use of PhotographyThe Royal College of Art
    I won best use of photography during my MA at The Royal College of Art.