Tania Safi

Producer Director

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

Kickstarted BuzzFeed Australia Video in 2015, growing the Facebook following by 2 million organic followers. Was relocated to the LA studios where I co-created Bring Me and produced, directed, shot and edited viral short and long form content for Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat. Prior to this I worked with comedian Charles Firth on a satirical news ABC series, as well as alongside NGOs across India where I directed and shot documentaries. I believe that video and film are the strongest tools we have in story telling, creating empathy and bringing people together in ways we could have only dreamed of years ago. I'm just lucky enough to be a part of that movement and currently looking forward to the next big thing that I can dive into.

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Skills

  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Directing
  • Content Producing
  • Talent Scouting
  • Camera Operating
  • Creative Writing
  • Media Management
  • Creative Producing

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed

    • Publishing
  • H

    Hollow Bear Productions

    • S

      Sports Direct

      Work history

      Currently

      Senior Video Producer

      BuzzFeed

      May 2015
      • Sydney, Australia
      • Full Time
      • Head and kickstarter of BuzzFeed Video Australia. Here I produced, directed, edited and starred in native multiplatform content. I managed a team of junior producers where we wrote and shot our own organic video that was used across Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and more. I worked alongside local and international celebrities, hosted conferences on digital content, and traveled regularly for shoots. I was later relocated to the studios in Los Angeles where I worked for another 1.5 years, where I co-created Bring Me (viral travel page) and produced documentaries around LGBT, Indigenous, and refugee issues. I also acted in a plethora of comedic short films and conducted talks throughout colleges on the significance of video and film in todays culture.

      2018

      Senior Video Producer

      BuzzFeed

      Sep 2016 - Jan 2018
      • Los Angeles, United States
      • Full Time
      • Co-creator of the viral travel page Bring Me, I traveled across the world filming short and long form pieces in Chef's Table format of various businesses, NGOs, and individuals who were creating change around the globe. Here I produced, directed and edited content on restaurants run exclusively by refugee women and companies created by people with special needs. There was never a dull moment. When in Los Angeles, I worked on documentaries, animations, and short films that utilised BuzzFeed's huge platform to tell stories that otherwise would not be heard or seen.

      2014

      May 2012 - Nov 2014
      • Sydney, Australia
      • Full Time
      • Producing and director with The Chaser's Charles Firth, I worked on a satirical news webisode 'NewsLab'. This was a very quick turn around production that involved looking at the news everyday and creating parody content, using comedy to tell important national and international stories. I shot across Australia on various projects as well as India where I stayed for several months, filming various NGO's that were combating human trafficking and child slavery in many districts.

      Education

      Currently

      Bachelor of Arts (BA)

      University of Sydney

      Jan 2009
      • Sydney, Australia
      • A bachelor in Film and Digital Media

      Awards

      2017

      Media Moment In Journalism

      Australian LGBTI Award

      • For my role as a proud LGBT content creator.

      2016

      Best Use Of Short Form Video

      Umbrella

      • For my video 'Aboriginal People React To "Australia Day"', a word association video where Aboriginal Australians responded to a day that essentially glorifies colonisation. This video went viral and was recognised to be the most impactful digital video in Australia, 2016.

      2014

      International Winner

      United Nations

      • My short animation 'Trab Laus' won both the SIGNIS and United Nations Plural+ International award. I was flown to New York City to accept my award for a film that was based on my living in Tripoli during a civil war.

      2012

      Sydney's Best Local Film Maker

      City of Sydney