Freya Billington is a Bristol-based filmmaker whose work has been screened internationally at Film Festivals including Santa Barbara, Leeds, Tel Aviv and at the Institute of Contemporary Art and Cube Cinema Bristol, broadcast on Channel 4 and in the US on Tiger Television and whose film Window Shopping was shortlisted for a BAFTA for Best Short.
A Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of Syracuse University, New York Freya completed her Master of Fine Arts in the USA and her BA Hons from Central St Martins School of Art, London. Currently she is Course Leader of Film Production at the University of Gloucestershire, having previously taught filmmaking at London Film Academy, Central Saint Martins, Syracuse University NY and Bristol and Middlesex Uni's. She worked as Editor for many years, on documentaries for BBC2, BBC4 and the Open University, was Post Production Supervisor at BBC Drama (Babyfather, Whistle Blower, Outside the Rules), Post Prod Coordinator for DNA Films / Universal International Pictures and First Assistant Director on promos for companies including Hammer and Tongs, Red Star Films and Propaganda Films Europe.
In 2011 Freya developed a film workshop with David Morrissey for his charity, C.A.S.T. - The Creative Arts Schools Trust, and has so far worked with children in the refugee camps in Tyre, Lebanon and Finetown Township, Johannesburg, South Africa. (See C.A.S.T. Channel)
This experience led to her shooting the documentary 'How Lucky?' over the last couple of years about extraordinary individual Lucky Ndlovu who lives in Finetown, which after a successful kick-starter campaign is now in post production. She has just completed the experimental musical short 'Bread and Butter'.