Florence is a documentary filmmaker, audio artist and freelance fundraiser/project manager based in Cornwall.
With her film hat on, Florence is an experienced self-shooter and editor of non-fiction film. Working flexibly in a range of styles, from intimate social documentaries and films for organisations to moving image practice, she is experienced in approaching each project individually with fresh ideas. Following an MA in Ethnographic and Documentary Film from UCL, studying with the Open City Docs School in London and undertaking further training in online content from BBC3, she has moved her work to West Cornwall where she works with clients both locally and remotely. Committed to using film as a tool for sharing underrepresented stories and changing the way we see the world, Florence's films have screened in festivals and venues around the UK. Usually working as a solo crew, Florence can tackle projects with an unobtrusive and flexible approach, and oversee creative projects from start to finish. She is fluent on Sony and Canon systems for shooting, and Premiere Pro, Audition and Pro Tools for editing and sound mixing.
Florence holds a BA in Music from Durham University, and has completed a short course at the National Film & Television School in sound design which is now becoming another focus of her work. She is a New Creative for the BBC Arts scheme 2019 and developed an audio piece for broadcast which is now available on BBC Sounds.
Florence has trained with the National Arts Fundraising School and is growing her portfolio of experience, with a strong track record in this field securing charitable support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Cornwall Heritage Trust, Screen Cornwall, Cultivator, FEAST Cornwall and others, as well as business support from the European Regional Development Fund. She is leading the fundraising for a £2 million project for the heart of Penzance, The Gardeners' House.
Florence has recently been named as one of Cornwall's 30 Under 30 businesses to watch 2020 by Cornwall's Chamber of Commerce for her work as a creative practitioner.
For more information about working with Florence do get in touch, and she'll be happy to chat through your ideas.