CAROLINA GIAMMETTA is an award winning Writer/Director. As an actress she has worked in TV, Film & Theatre with directors including: Mike Leigh, Julian Jarrold, Armando Iannucci, Roger Michell, Jim Loach and many more.
She has written and directed several acclaimed short films (including UKFC/EM Media PAPA, NOT COMING IN & ORNAMENTAL) selected for International Film Festivals - nominated & won several Best Short Film awards across the world . MAN UP starring Nick Moran was a REED FILM COMPETITION and VIRGIN MEDIA SHORTS FINALIST over 1000 films and screened at cinemas across UK and numerous movie channels.
Work includes: FUNNY PLUS ONE (BBC COMEDY - Online) I DON’T CARE highly acclaimed short film (FILM LONDON/ Spool Films) starring Billie-Jo Bailey, Andrea Lowe & Jo Hartley (VIMEO STAFF PICK, SHORT OF THE WEEK, DAILY PICKS on FILMSHORTAGE) Multi award winning NIGHT ARMOUR starring Elizabeth Berrington & Dan Fredenburgh premiered at BFI LOCO, selected for 20 Film Festivals world wide and won Best Short Film at Broad Humor in LA (voted by MovieMaker as the Best Female Comedy Film Festival in the world). CIVIL WAR FILMS a series of 28 short period films involving CGI, SFX and VFX (WINNER: 2x Cannes Silver Dolphins TV & Media awards and nominated for RTS Award)
This year she has directed 12 x episodes of DOCTORS & CASUALTY for BBC DRAMA and has just completed SHAKESPEARE & HATHAWAY a new series for BBC 1 starring Mark Benton and Jo Joyner.
She has three Feature Films in development and was selected for this year’s iFeatures (Creative England/BFI/BBC Films) with BLOW UP DOLLS http://www.ifeatures.co.uk/blow-up-dolls.html a comedy sci-fi set in Burnley with writer Joy Wilkinson and producer Jude Goldrei (BFI’s producers Vision Award) and PIZZA FACE with producer Sarah Brocklehurst (In development BFI/ Creative England)
Theatre work includes devised commissions for NYT/ THE ARCOLA THEATRE ( Main House): SWIPE with award winning writer Simon Vinnicombe, ELECTRICITY with writer Miriam Battye (Bruntwood shortlister). RIPPLE with writer Monsay Whitney.
Last year she created and set up SHORTFLIX with CREATIVE ENGLAND, SKY ARTS, NYT & BFI Creative Skillset, a brand new initiative that seeks, trains and nurtures raw, new filmmaking talent from across the UK from socially diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, to make 5x short films to be showcased on SKY ARTS, bringing new voices to the screen ( Ambassadors include: RIZ AHMED, NOEL CLARKE, ZAWE ASHTON, ELLIE KENDRICK, JOE COLE)
Selected for Talent Labs & Schemes: Carolina is an alumni of : EIFF-Edinburgh International Film Festival TALENT LAB, SCREEN YORKSHIRE’S TRIANGLE programme, BFI/ LFF Think- Shoot- Distribute Development Scheme. THE BUREAU SOS script development scheme with her feature ‘PIZZA FACE’ and was nominated for the IMDB ‘ Script to Screen’ award.
"Carolina approached her episodes of Doctors (a variety of genres - comedy, drama & horror) with unique creativity delivering exceptional quality work. She meticulously planned and executed every scene, allowing her individual sense of style to permeate every aspect of the final product. From her first block, it was clear that Carolina had a special talent for creativity. But also, more importantly in her role as Director, a wonderful ability to communicate with every member of the crew, fostering a sense of belonging to the project. Her in depth work with the actors, from the very start, meant she gained their trust and respect enabling each performance to flourish. Her dedication and energy shone through; she is certainly someone to watch!"
Mike Hobson – Executive Producer BBC Doctors
"Carolina tackled the challenge of her first block of Casualty with energy, enthusiasm and a willingness to collaborate. Her visual ambition for the episodes was extremely high, and she also cultured great working and creative relationships with all the cast and crew. She was a fantastic addition to the team, and really made her episodes her own."
Erika Hossington – Executive Producer BBC Casualty
"Carolina’s directorial contribution to a number of projects we’ve worked together on, has been instrumental to their multi-platform and film festival success. She is always aspirational in the kit and crew she selects. She is never complacent and embraces the challenges of filmmaking with energy and dynamism adapting effortlessly to a last minute change in location or cast. Her stuanch optimism in and commitment to each of her projects is astounding. She intuitively nurtures and creates, not only in terms of her Director’s vision but also in the way she communicates with cast and crew."
Mary Kearns & Penny Chettle - Head of Spool Films