Giulia Candussi
Ayr
Experienced photojournalist turned documentary filmmaker. Self-starter full of ideas and very confident shooter. Strong background in journalism and human rights. Passionate about women’s rights, alternative lifestyles and the environment.

Can drive
B - cars / light vehicles

own vehicle

Giulia's story:
Celebrating the diversity of humanity through authentic storytelling

I am an emerging documentary-maker with experience working in film and digital factual production.  I have over 10 years experience working as a photojournalist sourcing innovative content and developing strong visual storytelling skills.  Over the past few years, I have been adapting those skills and have been working as a documentary filmmaker in various formats. 

I am a self-starter full of ideas and I regularly collaborate with BBC Scotland making short documentaries for their platform The Social reaching over 1.3M views on social media. I have also worked with the Short-Form team within the Digital department at BBC Scotland researching, producing, filming, and editing short documentaries. 

I was the 2019 winner of the prestigious Bridging the Gap programme by the Scottish Documentary Institute and I directed the short documentary ‘Against the Tide’ that premiered at Glasgow Film Festival in February 2021. Through this programme I’ve had the chance to expand my directing experience as well as working with a professional team of producers and editors and taking a project through to the edit. 

I am a  naturally inquisitive person and I love listening to people’s stories: I have a track record of finding and working with contributors as well as self-shooting on location using industry-standard equipment such as C300 and Zoom recorders. Prior to filmmaking, I worked for over a decade as a photojournalist developing a great ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines and fast-changing priorities, to write accurate and concise captions, and to deliver images from the field. I have also developed an eye for high-quality images and maniacal attention to detail.  

I fluently speak Spanish and Italian, I have an EU passport and the right to work both in the UK and EU and I have a full clean UK driving license with my own vehicle (15+ years).