Freya is a Bristol-based filmmaker and lecturer who has re-designed and run both (BA Hons) Film at the University of the West of England and (BA Hons) Film Production at University of Gloucestershire with great success. She was awarded a hugely prestigious HEA National Teaching Fellowship in 2015, is a creative consultant for the National Film and Television School and Aardman Academy and sits on the board of the International Filmmaking Academy. Freya is a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of Syracuse University, NY where she completed her MFA in Fine Art Film.
Her combined love of film and teaching has also lead to her running film workshops for actor/director David Morrissey’s charity C.A.S.T., working in a refugee camp in Tyre, Lebanon and a township outside Johannesburg. More recently she has taken filmmaking students to work with Project Zulu in the Madadeni Township, South Africa.
Freya’s films have been screened at a range of national and international Film Festivals and include ‘experimental musical’ Bread and Butter, Not Waving (IShorts / Creative England commission), South African documentary How? Lucky, Channel 4 Random Acts commission Terminated: Teeth and Tinder and BFI funded Services currently in Post Production. Previously she worked as an editor on primarily documentary-based projects for BBC4, BBC2, Open University and as a post-production supervisor on high-end dramas for BBC / BBC Worldwide.
Designing the course for boomsatsuma has given Freya the chance to bring all of her experience, energy and passion to the new type of filmmaking degree she has always wanted to run.