FILM DIRECTOR

MERCY, first feature film coming soon. An exploration of mother's love, mental health and abortion.

MERCY, 2015 (15’). A child's take on mother's love, adoption and the law. Funded by the Arts Council of Wales, BFI Net.Work, Ffilm Cymry Wales and Tres Tornillos producciones.

WEBBED, short film 2012 – Love story between a woman and a Spider!, BEST of SOUTH WEST program at ENCOUNTERS Film & Animation Festival 2012, Many awards nominations and Official Selection at many UK, Europe and World Festivals.

WOMEN IN PREGNANCY, 2012 (14’). Pilot Documentary funded by the Arts Council of Wales to explore the impact of pregnancy on women’s creativity.

THIEF OF SOUNDS S-16mm 1998 (8’) -DM Davies award nominated- runner up at Wales International Film Festival 1998. A metaphor about the lack of historical information on women achievements, especially music composing.


HONORS & AWARDS

2014: Awarded a BFI Net.Work fund to Continuing Professional Development as a Film Director
2013: Awarded a grant from the Lottery Fund and Arts Council of Wales to make a 15' short film
2012-13: Awards & Nominations for first short film 'Webbed':
                Winner of Best films forward contest at Moondance, USA
                Finalist Best Women issues film Award at Pentedatillo Int'l Short FF, Italy
                Honorary Award Winner at Love Unlimited Int'l FF, USA
                The Firebird Award Nominated at Int'l Hong Kong Film Festival, China
                Best short film Award Nominated at WAMMFest, USA
                Best short film Award Nominated at Medina del Campo Int'l FF, Spain
                Best of Southwest Award Nominated, Best New European Talent Nominated at
                Encounters, Bristol, UK
                The Flaming Faun Award Nominated at OPEN12, Shnit Int's Shortfilm Festival,
                Switzerland
                Best Short Film Award Nominated at Edinburgh Short FF, UK
                Best Short Film Award Nominated at London Independent FF, UK
2012: Awarded a Creative Steps grant from The Arts Council of Wales to make a pilot dance documentary
2001: Invited speaker in Contemporary Spanish Film at VIVA! Film Festival, Chapter Arts Center, Cardiff
1998: DM Davies Award Nominated -Runner up at Wales Int'l Film Festival
1998: Awarded a Completion grant from Sgrin (former Ffilm Cymru Wales) for 8min short film
1997: Awarded EC Grant to study 1yr Film directing for women course: 'Direct Action' with W.A.V.E.S. London
1993: Invited to perform at the House of Commons as part of the team devised play fighting to change Special Needs law
1991: Awarded a scholarship from Gobierno de Navarra, Spain, to study postgraduate course at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama


EDUCATION:

Bath Spa University MA in Feature Filmmaking
Open University Master (Film History)
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (Performing)
University of Santiago – Spain (Philosophy)

Trained independently on all aspects of film making. Full CV available on request.