Freya Eden-Ellis

Freya Eden-Ellis

Producer

  • Location: Dorset, UK
  • Career stage: Experienced
Production Safety Passport

Freya Eden-Ellis is an experienced producer having worked on ‘Normandy ’44: The Battle Beyond D-Day’ (BBC 2014), ‘The Battle for Malta’ (BBC 2013), and BAFTA shortlisted documentaries ‘Dam Busters: The Race to Smash the German Dams’ (BBC 2011), and ‘Battle of Britain: The Real Story’ (BBC 2010). She has run shoots in Europe, the US, Australia, and the Middle East, including under hazardous conditions, and worked to build great relationships with fixers to ensure safety and the smooth running of productions. Most recently, she has written and produced short films for BBC Learning and developed a funded current affairs piece for BBC 2. She is also developing a slate of short dramas and documentaries.

Freya also worked on the final two years of the UKFC’s Short Film Completion Fund, assisting in handling submissions, offering creative feedback, organising filmmaker training sessions with industry experts and festival screenings.

In addition to these projects, Freya has worked on a number of other TV series and films including ‘Michael Wood’s Great British Story’ (BBC 2012), ‘Michael Wood’s Story of England’ (BBC 2010), ‘Alexander’s Greatest Battle’ (History 2009), and short films ‘Super Goths’ (2009), ‘Indigo’ (2009), and ‘Bound South’ (2009) and the feature film ‘Psychosis’ (2009).

Freya enjoys developing Bright Button’s active slate of short and feature length dramas alongside the multiplatform factual content. She continues to develop her own writing after being mentored by Women in Film and TV’s Writers Group producer, Christina Pickworth, and being selected for a Second Light Screenwriting and Development lab.


This ScreenSkills member holds a Production Safety Passport.

Safe Management of Productions

First Option

27th October 2016 - 27th October 2021

Work History

Producer and Writer - Bright Button Productions

Jul 2013 - Present

Assistant Producer - Maya Vision International

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014

Production Manager - Maya Vision International

Jun 2009 - Jul 2013

Runner and Production Assistant - Various

Jul 2008 - Jul 2009

Education

Screenwriting - Mentorship - Mentored by WFTV Writers Group Producer

Sep 2012 - Apr 2013

Screenwriting and Development - Selective short course - Second Light (Subsidiary of First Light, funded by Skillset)

Jul 2012 - Jul 2012

English Studies - BA Hons - University of Nottingham

Sep 2005 - Jul 2008

Skills

  • Budgeting
  • Scriptwriting
  • Filmmaking
  • Hiring Crew
  • Location Management
  • Locations
  • Pitching
  • Pitching/presenting and proposal writing
  • Producing
  • Production management
  • Scheduling
  • Screenwriting
  • Short filmmaking

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