Cornwall Documentary Network Event with Sky Neal
About this Event
Join us for the second Cornwall Documentary Network event, in partnership with Falmouth University School of Film & Television, featuring director/producer, visual anthropologist and founder of Satya Films, Sky Neal. Whether you're working on a short or long-form documentary, developing ideas or looking to connect with other documentary-makers, we'd love to see you at this event.
In this session, Caroline Deeds from Falmouth University's School of Film and TV will talk to Sky about her recent documentary for the Guardian, DAISY CHAIN, which captures St Just fighting to keep the local economy alive in the face of the Coronavirus lockdown. We will also explore Sky's wider body of work as well as her tips & tricks for forging a career as a documentary filmmaker.
Sky is a director producer, visual anthropologist and founder of Satya Films. Her BFI and Sundance backed, co-directed feature documentary Even When I Fall, received numerous awards, nominations and official selections including a BIFA nomination, and screened in cinemas in 45 cities nationwide. Director broadcast credits Include Children at Work, Series for BBC, Nepal's Lost Circus Children, Al Jazeera English, and she has exhibited work at the V&A Museum and the Science Museum. Sky grew up in Cornwall and has just released a documentary for The Guardian, The Daisy Chain, which follows a Cornish community though lockdown. She is a 2020 recipient of the John Braeburn Award, a voting member of the British Independent Film Awards and is a fellow of BFI Documentary Programme, Sundance Documentary Programme, Sheffield Doc/Fest Future Producer's School, BRITDOC's Good Pitch, Chicken and Egg Pics AlumNest.
Caroline is an artist, documentary filmmaker and lecturer at Falmouth University at the School of Film and Television.
Caroline directed 'Walking Backwards', which screened at international festivals winning prizes including the Timberland prize at The Milan, African Asian and Latin American Film Festival. She directed 'The Witches'; about women banished from their communities in northern Ghana, 'Story Book Dads' about fathers in prison for Channel 4. She has made films about a number of Turner Prize artists, including Anthony Gormley with 'Wasteman' commissioned by ArtAngel for Channel 4, Chris Ofili 'Exploding The Crystal' for Tate Britain, and worked with Jeremy Deller on his film 'Sacrilege', at the British Pavilion 'English Magic' for the 55th Venice Biennale.
Caroline is a co-director of Otherfield, a film festival and collective of filmmakers championing the independent creative non-fiction form. Otherfield curates events where the screening of great films and the debate they generate, brings emerging filmmakers into the established film and television community. Caroline has run workshops and outreach programmes for emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities.