Magali Pettier

Biography Biography

For more information, you can visit my Linked-In profile here.

I work on short and feature documentaries as well as dramas, and corporate films for TV Broadcast, government bodies, charities and private companies.

My work spans a wide range of topics, from national / international social or political issues through to the craftsmanship of established businesses; all reveal the diversity of the world we live in from an emotionally uplifting perspective.

As well as being the Founder and Director of Provenance Films Ltd I work as a freelance shooting Director / Producer and Cinematographer.

Amongst many other films I have co-produced / directed and filmed a documentary titled ‘A Jacket for Life’ about Barbour - a film which is now featured on Portable TV and has reached over 100,000 online views ( I have also produced, directed and filmed ‘Addicted to Sheep’. After obtaining funding from Northern Film & Media at Sheffield Doc Fest in 2011 and achieving a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2014, the film has now been completed, is touring UK cinemas and has been released on DVD. The film has also been cut for BBC4 which was aired for the first time on Feb 8 2016 at 9.00pm on BBC4 and repeated on Feb 9 at 11.00pm. Through Provenance Films I am currently working on the distribution of the film. For more details, visit the film's website

In the last 12 years, I have received funding from several bodies including London Film Hub and in the North East (i.e.: Helix Arts, Arts Council, Northern Film & Media, The Cyrenians, IPRN, Darlington Arts Centre, Crisis, Gem Arts, Newcastle City Council). As a result of this, I have worked on a number of commissions such as 'Bread Winners', a photographic research about migrant workers in Singapore, 'Halo', a multi-media exhibition about the involvement in the arts of five community groups in Darlington and '100 faces, 100 stories', a site-specific multi-media installation in collaboration with the award-winning theatre director Alan Lyddiard. Moreover, she developed an extensive body of work titled ‘2005-2061’, a project which examined the influence of the west over the Nepalese lifestyle through documentary photography. This work was exhibited at Sunderland University, The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle and The French Alliance in Cork, Ireland and led her to a nomination for 'The Guardian Student Media Award Student Photographer of The Year 2005'. 

Furthermore, my role as a Lead Artist / Facilitator on participatory projects with homeless people and women sex workers led to the publication of two books 'I see, you don't see' and 'A Day In Our Lives' (see samples of this work here).

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