Thea Gajic

Actress/Writer/Director

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsActor - Writer - Film Director
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  • Johnny Fonseca
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About me

THEA GAJIC is an actress, writer and director born and raised in South London. Her first short film 'RUN' was selected as BFI Postroom's Pick of The Month, Short of The Week and won New Talent Award at BFI Future Film Fest. Her second short film 'THE IMPORTANCE OF SKIN' premiered via Short of The Week and screened at BFI. Her work has been described as “showcasing not only astute, rounded female characters but a strong directorial voice” Her latest film 'ELI' was made with Film London on their London Calling 2018 Slate. She most recently wrote and directed a short film for Stormzy that was shown during his Wireless Headline Set in London 2018 Thea is a Sundance Ignite Fellow You can also see her in BBC3's 'Enterprice' represented for acting by Sandra Chalmers at Shepherd Management represented for writing/directing by Nicola Biltoo and Ian Benson at The Agency Thea features on tracks with Jorja Smith, Jords and A2 as well as having collaborated on a spoken word piece for VICE TV

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Skills

  • Acting
  • Screenwriting
  • Directing Film
  • Spoken Word
  • Poetry
  • Content Copywriting
  • 35mm Film Photography
  • Theatre Acting
  • Editing Film
  • Script Editing

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • BBC

    BBC

    • TV
  • Latimer Group

    Latimer Group

    • Digital Media
  • F

    Freelance

    • VICE

      VICE

      • Publishing

    Work history

    Currently

    Filmmaker

    Freelance

    Jun 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • • Writing screenplays to production standard (developing drafts, working with commissioners, communicating ideas effectively) • Directing short films (working to a high creative standard, delivering to writers vision, understanding how to work efficiently and effectively with actors, building excellent understanding and rapport with DOP’s, being steadfast in creative decision making) • Self-producing short content (sourcing locations, delivering call sheets, scheduling, supplying unit bases, building relationships with cast and crew, problem solving) • Casting short content (knowledge of current and exciting talent, understanding who best would fit a role, communicating with actors during the casting process, choosing audition sides, sending casting calls, working with self tapes, organising meetings) • Extensive understanding of film production, industry knowledge and contacts • Confident using Final Cut Pro, Final Draft, Celtx

    Currently

    Actress

    Freelance

    Jun 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Represented for Acting by Sandra Chalmers at Shepherd Management. Please see Spotlight CV for credits : https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/1/F192132

    2018

    Keynote Speaker

    Hoxton Hall

    Mar 2018 - Mar 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • - Hosting WOMAN-ISH - an event for International Woman's Day 2018 - Ensuring the smooth running of the event - Engaging the audience - Introducing guest speakers - Facilitating Q&A's and group discussions

    2018

    Jan 2018 - Jan 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • • Writing and performing a spoken word piece for a promotional video • Following and delivering to a creative brief • Understanding brand Tone of Voice

    2017

    Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • • Delivering a motivating presentation to media students • Explaining the opportunities that exist in media related industries

    2017

    Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • • Presenting my film to the film students • Offering in depth insight and advice about film production

    2017

    Writer

    VICE

    Jul 2017 - Jul 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • • Writing and performing a spoken word piece for VICE TV • Following and delivering to a creative brief

    2016

    Creative Partner

    BBC

    Feb 2016 - May 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • BBC3 PLAYGROUND • One of 50 young creative professionals chosen to produce content for BB3 Platforms • Responding to challenging creative briefs • Delivering to sharp deadlines for a speedy turn around • Creating content under pressure

    2018

    Promotions and Hosting

    Latimer Group

    May 2013 - Sep 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • • Sourcing guest speakers for the networking event • Promoting the event on all social media platforms and mailing lists • Ensuring the event ran smoothly • Signing all guests in and ensuring their needs were met

    2012

    Oct 2012 - Oct 2012
    • Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • PEAKY BLINDERS • Working as a key part of a large team to ensure the shoot ran smoothly each day • Communicating clearly and effectively on a radio • Ushering artistes to and from set • Ensuring all artistes arrive on set on time • Working closely with assistant directors on the shoot each day

    Education

    Currently

    3 A Levels: Drama and Theatre Studies; B, Sociology; B, English Language; B

    Xvavi Limited

    Sep 2010
    • London, United Kingdom

    Awards

    2018

    • 4K London Calling Film Award

    2017

    Short of The Week

    Short of the Week

    • 'THE IMPORTANCE OF SKIN' for Short of The Week

    2017

    Sundance Ignite Fellow

    Sundance Institute

    • The Sundance Ignite Fellowship is an annual award given to 15 filmmakers across the globe. Fellows undergo a year of workshops, classes, training, support and mentorship from Sundance Institute.

    2017

    New Talent Award

    BFI

    • BFI Future Film Festival

    2017

    • 'RUN' for Best Film at Fresh Faced Film Fest, Lyric Hammersmith

    2016

    BFI NET.WORK Pick of The Month

    BFI

    • My short film 'RUN' for BFI NET.WORK's Pick of The Month

    2016

    Short of The Week

    Short of the Week

    • 'RUN' for Short of The Week