My name is Ciara - I'm a creative and passionate documentary filmmaker. I'm originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, where I lived until moving to the UK in 2015. I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2018 with a first class Honours degree in Film and Television, and in 2021 with a first class Masters degree in Film Directing from the Edinburgh College of Art. I was included in Rife Magazine's list of 24 Most Influential Bristolians Under 24 for my work as a young filmmaker, and was also recently shortlisted for the Young Scottish Filmmaker Prize at Glasgow Short Film Festival 2022.
Over the past few years, I have worked at a Bristol-based production company on large-scale productions, as well as on a number of freelance commercial and personal projects, including two short documentaries for BBC3, and music videos for Universal Music Group. My independently-directed short films have been screened at a wide array of festivals across the UK, including the prestigious Sheffield Doc/Fest.
I love seeing projects through from inception to completion, doing all research, directing, shooting, editing and post-production myself. I love capturing weird and wonderful visuals with a heavy emphasis on nature and bold, bright colours.