Monday, March 21, 2011
I got the following email from a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Johannesburg. She has expressed interest in documenting our project. I haven't had a chance to look into this in any detail, but if her work is good, this could be a fantastic opportunity for us. I'll keep you posted.
My name is Chiara Frisone and I'm a freelance documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Johannesburg. I recently saw a story about One Laptop per Child and was fascinated by this initiative.
I'd like to find out whether you've thought about documenting the success of OLPC through video and/or photography. I would love to make a documentary about how the project has affected a specific community in Lesotho.
If you'd like to have a look at my portfolio, please visit http://www.cfimages.co.za/. I have a background in international development, having worked with UNAIDS for 4 years. Although I have recently made a career transition into documentary filmmaking and photography, I have not forsaken my passion for development-related stories.
You will see from my portfolio that I have experience in documentary and photojournalism photography and that I have a number of successful short films under my belt. Currently, I am producing a series of short documentaries for UNAIDS on the integration of HIV in emergency settings.
I also have experience of writing feature stories as I was for many years the content manager of the UNAIDS website for eastern and southern Africa (http://www.unaidsrstesa.org/).
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you be interested in discussing this opportunity further. I'd be willing to work for a reduced fee or pro-bono, should you not have sufficient funds at your disposal.