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JIJO Datta

Producer / Director (Self-Shooting)

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London

About Me

Imaginative and driven self-shooting Producer / Director with 6+ years of experience working under pressure to deliver high quality programming in factual, obs-doc, entertainment, arts, commercial and online-first formats. From securing access and locations, to scripting and story development, casting and directing on screen talent or sensitive con... Read More

Imaginative and driven self-shooting Producer / Director with 6+ years of experience working under pressure to deliver high quality programming in factual, obs-doc, entertainment, arts, commercial and online-first formats. From securing access and locations, to scripting and story development, casting and directing on screen talent or sensitive contributors, to setting up mulit-cam shoots or independently self-shooting, I feel very experienced in building visual stories and adapting quickly on my feet to changing environments and editorial needs.

Having worked in over 60 countries now, I have covered topics as diverse as gang crime to conflict zones, environmental crises to humanitarian emergencies, long-term social issues to mental health, where instantaneous decisions were made based on narrative, safety and compliance. I also have a strong track record in covering arts, music and underground culture within the UK and South Asia. I particularly enjoy crafting nuanced, character-led and cinematic stories that foster greater empathy and awareness in viewers, while tackling multi-layered themes relevant to contemporary culture. These stories often require collaboration and vast amounts of pre-planning and development, but one of my key strengths is in distilling the emotive and informational core of issues in the moment, to piece together the larger picture.

Camera Experience - Prime lenses on FX9, FX6, FS7, A7S3, Red Komodo, Arri Alexa Mini, BM Pocket 6k. Experienced DJI Ronin Gimbal user.

Recent recognitions include: 2019 IMDb New Filmmaker of the Year, 2020 Young Director Award, Cannes Short Film Festival Best Documentary Award. Recent clients include: BBC, Channel 4, Google, National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, Universal Music Group, Discovery Asia, TIME and The Guardian.

Website: https://www.souvid.space/ Read Less

Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
Shooting PD / DV Talent / Director's UK / 2022
Shooting PDDV Talent / Director's UK2022
Child Protection and Safeguarding / NSPCC / 2022
Child Protection and SafeguardingNSPCC2022
Safeguarding 16 - 25 yr olds / NSPCC / 2022
Safeguarding 16 - 25 yr oldsNSPCC2022
A2 C of C - UK Drone certification / UAVHUB / 2022
A2 C of C - UK Drone certificationUAVHUB2022
Covid 19 - Supervisor / First Option Safety Consultants / 2021
Covid 19 - Supervisor First Option Safety Consultants2021
Working with Under 18s / Screenskills / 2021
Working with Under 18sScreenskills2021

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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Music Promos

    Feature Film

    Short Film

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

    French (Conversational)

    Hindi (Conversational)

    Italian (Conversational)

    Bengali (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Work Permit EU

    CRB Check

    First Aid

    Hostile Environment

    Script Writing

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    After Effects

    Adobe Premiere

    Multicamera Directing

    Adobe Photoshop

    35mm

    Steadicam

    Sony PXW-FS7

    Sony PXW-FS5

    Arri Alexa Mini

    4K

    DaVinci Resolve

    Sony PXW-FX6

    Sony PXW-FX9

    Final Cut Pro X

    Lighting Camera Person

    Self Shooting

    Single Camera Directing

    Stills

    Studio Experience

  • Awards:

    - 2019 IMDb New Filmmaker of the Year Award
    - Best Documentary Short - Cannes Short Film Festival 2019

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