freya billington.

Course Leader

Subject  Filmmaking Pathways
Location  Tobacco Factory
Email  freya@boomsatsuma.com

Freya is a Bristol-based filmmaker and lecturer who has re-designed and run both (BA Hons) Film at the University of the West of England and (BA Hons) Film Production at University of Gloucestershire with huge success. She was awarded a hugely prestigious HEA National Teaching Fellowship in 2015, is a creative consultant for the National Film and Television School and Aardman Academy and sits on the board of the International Filmmaking Academy. Freya is a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of Syracuse University, NY where she completed her MFA in Fine Art Film.

Her combined love of film and teaching has also lead to her running film workshops for actor/director David Morrissey’s charity C.A.S.T., working in a refugee camp in Tyre, Lebanon and a township outside Johannesburg. More recently she has taken filmmaking students to work with Project Zulu in the Madadeni Township, South Africa. 

Freya’s films have been screened internationally and include ‘experimental musical’ Bread and Butter, Not Waving starring Peter Bowles (IShorts / Creative England), documentary How? Lucky and recent commission for Channel 4 Random Acts Terminated: Teeth and Tinder. Previously she worked as an editor on primarily documentary-based projects for BBC4, BBC2, Open University and as a post-production supervisor on high-end dramas for BBC / BBC Worldwide.

Designing the course for boomsatsuma has given Freya the chance to bring all of her experience, energy and passion to a new type of filmmaking degree.