Giulietta Verdon-Roe – MA Documentary Film
Giulietta Verdon-Roe studied MA Documentary Film at London College of Communication and graduated in 2014.
Where are you from in the world?
Do you still talk to anyone from your course?
I am still in regular contact with a number of people who were on my course.
I have been working as a freelance photographer for ten years, specialising in documentaries and long-term projects as well as editorial and corporate commissions. Last year I wanted to expand to film and very belatedly applied for the MA course in Documentary Film.
What are you working on/where are you working at the moment?
I have recently been working on a photographic and film campaign for Meningitis Research Foundation for a project called ‘Focus on Meningitis’. This series documents individuals who have recovered or were still recovering from contracting Meningitis B. The aim was to promote the Meningitis B vaccine to be supported by the government to be made available through the NHS.
I have also been working on getting a new photographic project funded and off the ground, I can’t say more about this at this stage! I am now beginning to curate and pull together my work from the South Pacific last summer for a solo photographic show in September of this year at Rich Mix, London. This has all been balanced out by a follow up film, Reminiscence, to my Major project USIZI and working on assigned corporate commissions.
Name three things you couldn't be creative without:
Sleep, coffee and other like-minded brains to bounce ideas off.
What drives you to keep on going?
I am my own worst critic. I can and should always do better.
What piece of advice would you give to new students?
Don’t be afraid to experiment. This is the time when you can be the most creative, without a client or other real life concerns holding you back