Esmé Hicks

Esmé Hicks


  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

I am a freelance filmmaker. Having co-run a film company for two years, I now freelance across branded content, short films and music videos in a variety of different roles.  My first short film (The Old Woman and the Sea) has screened at the Women Over Fifty Film Festival, Little Wing Festival, Manchester Lift-Off Festival and picked up awards at the First-Time Filmmakers Showcase (Best Film), the Barnes Film Festival (Best Narrative Film) and Thunderdance (runner-up for Best Narrative and Best Director). It also screened at the ICA as part of Booth’s Salon and in the foyer at the BFI as part of the Woman with a Movie Camera Summit. I was recently nominated for the Majors Freelancer Award hosted by Major Players.

Work History

Producer/Director - Belafonte

Jan 2018 - Present

Editor - Oath

Oct 2018 - Dec 2018

Runner - on corporate vidoes, music videos, short film

Sep 2014 - Jan 2018

Producer - Belafonte

Nov 2017 - Nov 2017

Director - The Hideout

Sep 2015 - Sep 2017

Assistant Director in theatre - various shows

Feb 2013 - Aug 2015


English Literature and Language - 2nd - University of Oxford

Oct 2010 - Jul 2013


  • Adobe PremierePro
  • Apple Final Cut X PRO
  • Video Editing
  • 3rd AD
  • Assistant Directing
  • Corporate Filmmaking
  • Director
  • Filming
  • Runner
  • Video Producing