Freya launched ‘boyandbearfilms’ in 2014 to start making the films she wanted to. Since starting it she has completed a short about re-emerging memory NOT WAVING, starring Peter Bowles and Joss Porter for IShorts/Creative England <http://www.creativeengland.co.uk/film/ishorts and independent documentary HOW LUCKY? about Lucky Ndlovu which she filmed in Finetown Township, South Africa over three years. She completed ‘experimental musical’ BREAD AND BUTTER in 2014, a collaboration with Conductor/Composer Jennifer Bell which has screened at Film Festivals including SEIFF Korea, Kraljevski Filmski Festival Serbia, Knoxville Music and Film Festival TN, Syracuse FF NY and in the UK BAFTA-accredited Cambridge and Aesthetica. She is indevelopment on a documentary with Alex Dower of Creating Freedom and a new short SHOPPED OUT which is a ‘sequel’ to her Award-winning short WINDOW SHOPPING (1998).
Previously she worked as an Editor on primarily documentary-based projects for BBC4, BBC2 and the Open University and as a Post Production Supervisor on high- end dramas for the BBC including Babyfather, Outside the Rules and The Whistle-Blower, having started out as a First Assistant Director for companies like Hammer and Tongs, Propaganda Films Europe and Red Star Films.
FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR / NATIONAL TEACHING FELLOW
Freya is a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of Syracuse University, NY where she completed her MFA in Fine Art Film. As Course Leader of Film Production at the University of Gloucestershire for the last five years, she is acknowldged with having completely turned around the course and made it one of the most successful BA’s in Filmmaking in the UK. She has just moved to teaching on the Filmmaking Course at UWE which is based in Bristol, the city she lives in.
She has been nominated for Best Lecturer and University Enterprise Awards, won a University Teaching Fellowship in 2012 and has was awarded a hugely prestigious HEA National Teaching Fellowship in 2015. She is on the Executive Board for NAHEMI (the National Association of Higher Education in the Moving Image, the Directors Board of the IFA Bologna (International Filmmaking Academy) and is the External Examiner for the NFTS (National Film and Television School).
C.A.S.T (The Creative Arts Schools Trust)
Between 2010 and 2012 she developed and taught film workshops for Actor/Director David Morrissey’s charity C.A.S.T (The Creative Arts Schools Trust) working in refugee camps in Tyre, Lebanon and townships outside Johannesburg in South Africa