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Mia Z.

London, UK10 reviews

$500 - $1000 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    5 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    4 reviews
  • Reporter / Journalist

    1 review

Equipment

Video

  • DSLR or equivalent

Audio

  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Stabilizer

About Mia

Mia is a freelance film-maker, self-shooter, editor, writer and broadcaster. Specialising in documentaries and cultural films, Mia's areas of expertise are themes of music, culture, education and social justice. Mia is Head of Film of music website www.stampthewax.com. Mia is currently based between Nairobi, and London, where she is creating films, radio programmes and projects around the Middle East, Europe and Africa, ranging from films about music culture, fashion, educational peace organisations, social justice movements and everything in between. Mia is a director, producer, self-shooter, sound recordist, editor and Mia is also a journalist, DJ and radio-broadcaster.

Top Projects

  • MUNCHIES: The Burger Sisters of Kenya

    • Documentary DP
    • Fixer
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Sound Mixer
    • Field Producer

    A short documentary as part of Munchies’ street food series, about the Kenyan sisters who started a game-changing Afro fusion burger truck in Nairobi, challenging stereotypes of black female business owners and the African narrative

  • NuNairobi: The City That Hustles Together, Makes Music Together.

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP
    • Commercial DP
    • Creative Director
    • Production Company
    • Fixer
    • Field Producer
    • Sound Mixer
    • Gaffer
    • Grip
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    I made this documentary (director, producer, sound recorder, editor etc) about the music scene and youth culture of Nairobi, Kenya. I spent 6 months in Nairobi documenting the artists and scene here, learning about their lives, art, tribulations and life as Kenyans. In this doc I portray the incredible vibrancy of the music scene but also some of the difficult realities of being an artist here.

  • In The Studio With Raw Tapes

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Video Editor - News
    • Production Company
    • Sound Mixer
    • Reporter / Journalist

    Since living in Tel Aviv I have discovered an amazing scene. In this film I get to know one collective from the city. I spent the afternoon in the studio with Mo Rayon and Rejoicer from the Tel Aviv beat label Raw Tapes, talking to them about Tel Aviv's music scene, capturing as they made a freestyle beat for us and had a chat about their label.

  • British Council Arts - The Makers: East African Arts

    • Documentary DP
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Production Company
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Audio Storyteller

    I made this video for the British Council and East African Arts, capturing the fashion and photography collaboration between Nairobi’s amazing Africa Nouveau Festival and Alex Ropes , founder of London’s biggest streetwear community The Basement. The video gives a glimpse into the amazing alternative art, music and fashion scene of Nairobi as well as the young artists putting Kenya on the map with their forward-thinking style and music.

  • Glamour UK - In Conversation With Victoria Beckham (London Fashion Week)

    • Documentary DP
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Commercial DP
    • Fashion Photographer

    I had the great privilege of filming a video in-conversation with fashion mogul Victoria Beckham for Conde Nast's beauty and fashion powerhouse Glamour UK. For these projects I DOP'd and recorded sound.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Creative Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Fixer
  • Production Company
  • Production Coordinator / Crewing
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager

Production Support

  • Full-Service Live Production
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Field Producer
  • TV News Producer
  • Gaffer
  • Grip
  • Production Assistant
  • Audio Storyteller
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Mobile Journalist / Livestreamer
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post-Production

  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Mixer
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News
  • Post-Production Manager

Mia's Clients

  • Duke University
  • AJPlus
  • The Vinyl Factory
  • Spring Studios
  • Chase Pet Wellness
  • Global Citizen
  • Happs
  • Ableton
  • Vice Media
  • Vice
  • FACT Magazine

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