Aurora Fearnley

Aurora Fearnley

writer / director / editor

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available
Production Safety Passport

Aurora is a writer/director, a visual storyteller inspired by science, myths and psychology.

She graduated The Northern Film School with a First BA Degree. Aurora started postproduction company LITTLE NORTHERN LIGHT and co-founded Production Company LEFT EYE BLIND, through which she directed promos and commercials. While signed to ACADEMY FILMS Aurora won the EPIC award and co-directed short film LIFE ON THE LINE.

Through Vision + Media with UKFC funding Aurora directed her first short SHADES OF LIVING. The film screened at numerous festivals before signing to Shorts International. Her short DANIEL premièred at Edinburgh, as a Nokia Shorts competition winner.

Aurora shot sci-fi short film PULSAR starring David Gyasi (Interstellar) by winning 25K through The Pitch. Chosen for the ALEXA Challenge, she recently completed MURMUR with support from DIRECTORS UK in partnership with ARRI.

Franc Roddam mentored Aurora through the Women in Film and TV’s 2014 scheme. She is developing feature films through various Skillset schemes including VFX Script to Screen, Birds Eye View’s FILMONOMICS, 104 Film’s Digital Revolutionaries, Screen Yorkshire’s Triangle and Elevator.

This ScreenSkills member holds a Production Safety Passport.

Working safely at the BBC


20th October 2020 - 20th October 2025

ScreenSkills funded training courses attended.

Unconscious Bias Training 2020

British Independent Film Awards (BIFA)

7th May 2020

ScreenSkills tests passed.

Coronavirus basic awareness on production training


12th August 2020 - 12th February 2021

Work History

Director (film) - Associate Artitst - Slanjayvah Danza

Feb 2010 - Dec 2015

Freelance Editor - FremantleMedia

Aug 2013 - Jun 2015


Film and Moving Image - 1st BA Hons - Northern Film School

Sep 2002 - Jun 2005


  • Acting
  • Casting
  • Photography
  • Video Editing
  • Broadcast Filming
  • Broadcast Production
  • Camera Operating
  • Commercials
  • Creative
  • Directing
  • Drama
  • Editing Video
  • Feature Film
  • Festival
  • Narrative Storytelling
  • NLP
  • Post Production
  • Post Production Software
  • Producing
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Script and Screenwriting
  • Self-promotion
  • Short filmmaking
  • Theatre