producer, writer, director, Olive Independent Productions
Mona Deeley has written directed and produced 5 BBC documentaries and 250 episodes of BBC’s Alternative Cinema weekly series. She was responsible for theming, scripting, shooting and editing each episode and documentary, acquiring hundreds of international films and commissioning many interviews with leading and new talent, and forging curatorial collaborations with top international film festivals such as Cannes and Berlin. She presented some of the TV content that she produced, gave public talks, has been on film industry panels and film festival juries, mentored short filmmakers, and given media interviews in relation to culture and politics, including being a co-panellist with MPs in relation to cultural policy and diplomacy. She started her career as a lawyer as well as a curator over the same 10-year period, working with major UK TV, film, art and music organisations. Her first fiction feature film as writer/director is presently in development.