Bea Goddard
Edinburgh
Queer filmmaker from West Yorkshire, based in Edinburgh. Work has previously focused on neurodivergence, sexism in boxing, and nonbinary parenthood.

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Bea's story

Bea Goddard is currently a production assistand and researcher on The Great Game, an hour-long documentary about the history of rugby and the first international match of any sport, England v. Scotland at Raeburn Place in 1871.

Bea is an upcoming filmmaker with a working knowledge of the Adobe and Avid suites, as well as being trained to shoot on the Sony FS5 and to use professional sound recording equipment, thanks to their MA Film Directing from Edinburgh College of Art which is accredited with the Creative Skillset Tick.

They fell in love with documentaries as a teenager and have since worked on productions for BBC3, Fremantle, True North and 422TV, including the BAFTA-winning 'Afghanistan: Our War', and volunteered at various film festivals.

As a director, they have made several shorts. Alongside studying for their undergraduate degree in English, they produced and directed several social impact documentaries. Their Story headlined the 2019-20 Cambridge Shorts Film Programme and Bea was shortlisted for the Watersprite LGBTQ+ Mentorship. They have two upcoming documentary projects inspired by their own experiences as a boxer, for which they were acknowledged as one of Cambridge’s ‘most influential women and non-binary students of 2020’. Having completed the first short for their MA, Headspin, Bea is now editing their thesis film, M(OTHER)HOOD, about how four young children view their nonbinary parent which will be completed by August 2021.