My name is Becki Burrows and I am the Creative Director of ohDearyme! I am based in London and am an independent #filmmaker. I have experience in presenting, editing, filming and directing. I am also a trained #MUA (Make Up Artist).
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This site has been evolving since 2007.. when I embarked on a project (with a little bit of help from my friends) to ‘blag’ it in to festivals, sneak backstage and interview some famous musicians. I managed to shoot, edit and present my own online TV show, which I got online faster than any mainstream broadcaster. I would then go to my day job for 9am on a Monday morning.. (..yes! After no sleep!). I was shortlisted for two Channel Four Talent Awards on the back of that.
This resulted in many brands wanting to work with me. I was sent to New York to interview Usher on behalf of Vodafone – a competition I won after being voted through three rounds on myspace (yes old skool).
The film I created in New York led to further commissions from the brand.
Flaming Lips outtake: Wayne Coyne..
I am lucky to say I have travelled to festivals in various different countries interviewing lots of different artists and musicians. I have also lived in South Korea and have even been ‘Brit Girl’ at the Brit Awards for Company Magazine.
IN THE BEGINNING:
I studied BA (Hons) Interactive Media at Bournemouth University where I gained a 2.1 in 2001. This degree was creating projects using software packages such as Flash/Director MX etc. In my final project I chose to create and programme an interactive video game in Director MX.
My dissertation I wrote on the topic: “Refugees, Asylum Seekers and the Daily Express” – Is The Daily Express’ Coverage of asylum seekers and refugees negative?”.
Post uni, and on my move to London I was lucky enough to get a break as an intern at MTV2 in Camden. This would include meeting and having the opportunity to work with some high profile people; such as Paul McCartney, Zane Lowe, Drew Barrymore to going on tour with the crew (sometimes as the only female on board).
From there, I then went on to gain experience in several production companies and broadcasters (such as ITV where I worked as a Multimedia Producer). Becki Burrows CV_2017
I am interested in making films – that have a social conscience and that help change situations for the better.
I have experience of volunteering for several organisations; for instance Eaves Charity in South London that works with survivors of domestic abuse.
Currently, I volunteer at Citizens Advice in Portobello Road.
I love films, documentaries, music, art, philosophy, swimming, eating nice food, learning new things, cycling, learning new skills, meeting new people, talking to people, experiencing different cultures, books.
My favourite book: Mans Search for Meaning by Victor E Frankl
Favourite film: tough one – but it’s between The Labyrinth, Back to the Future, The Goonies, Stand by Me, American Beauty.. ok I haven’t got a favourite film.
COMPETITIONS I HAVE WON:
The content I have created has gone on to win the following competitions:
WEBSITE DESIGN: Jake Ozga (highly recommended!)
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