SOMEWHERE FILMS is a production collective made up of women from London to Los Angeles, who specialize in directing, cinematography, editing, producing, writing and creative direction.
We make music videos, narrative short films, NGO promotional videos, and documentaries. We create work responding to professional commissions, crowdfunded projects, and everything in between.
Though each of us has a distinct style and skill set, we share a focus on material that explores the flash points at which cultures intersect, both within our national borders and beyond them.
Producer, Creative Director
Susie is a founding member of Somewhere Films. She is a freelance producer, creative director, small business owner and operates as Social Media Content Manager for the Lottery Heritage Fund, which supports a wide range of heritage projects across London. She speaks Nepalese quite nicely.
Director of Photography, Photographer
Anna is a founding member of Somewhere Films. Her work focuses on music and fashion, and has been published in Rolling Stone, i-D, CRACK Mag, Polyester Zine, Oyster Mag and more. She's shot regularly for Pitchfork and is a video contributor at Getty Images. She speaks decent Hungarian, butchered French, and incomprehensible Arabic.
Director, Video Editor
Iranian born, Somayeh graduated from Royal Holloway University of London. She studied Media Arts and MA Documentary and has since worked as a video editor at Vice, Kode Media and Dare over the last five years. She also directs fashion films and music videos. She speaks Farsi fluently and can understand quite a bit of Azari.
Producer, Film Editor
Shireen is a founding member of Somewhere Films. She has created awareness campaigns for non-profits like The Nature Conservancy and Great Public Schools Now, as well as promotional pieces for individuals like Roland Emmerich and Mary Sweeney. The subjects of the documentaries she has worked on range from history to the film industry to Instagram. She speaks basic Farsi and rusty Spanish.
Los Angeles, USA
Anh Phan hails from Little Saigon, Southern California. She received her film training at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts as well as on sets of several commercial, corporate, short and feature film productions. She has produced both scripted and unscripted content—live-action and motion graphics—for Fortune 500 companies like Ford, Toyota, Dell, and L’Oreal. She speaks Vietnamese fluently.
Los Angeles, CA
Filmmaker, Director & Visual Thinker
As a graduate of University of Ghana with a special elective area major in Radio, Video / Film and Television production, Christine believes in visually telling the stories that matter and are relevant to the African society & diaspora by using film as her mode of expression. She is very passionate about arts & film making and has participated in workshops at Zanzibar International Film Festival as well as FESPACO in Burkina Faso. She also volunteers and works for organizations such as the Africa Film Society and Nubuke Foundation alongside developing a series of independent film projects / experiments in Accra.
Laura Alston is a multidisciplinary artist best known for her photography, creative direction and graphic design. She is a graduate of Columbia University where she studied abroad at Central Saint Martins and London College of Communication. She has been listed as i-D Magazine's 10 emerging photographers presenting fresh black narratives, and runs Afrobaby Movement. Her work has been featured on several music and entertainment agencies, and used for artists like Lil Yachty, Cash Out, Dizzy Wright, Ty Dolla Sign and Jovanie.
New York, USA
Chiara is a writer whose most recent work was featured on the 2017 Black List, and who has written screenplays for producer Tanya Seghatchian and director David Fincher. She directs documentaries, as well as short content for nonprofit organizations, doing much of her work for Jesse Dylan's Wondros and consulting at the United Nations. Also she speaks very passable French and Italian.
Los Angeles, USA