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.

 
  SUSIE PENG    Art Director, Producer, Stylist   Having graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Textiles, Susannah went the route of entrepreneurship, running Vintings, her own small scale vintage e-commerce clothing store as well as styling, art directing and producing a variety of projects. She speaks Nepalese quite nicely.  London, UK    Instagram

SUSIE PENG

Art Director, Producer, Stylist

Having graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Textiles, Susannah went the route of entrepreneurship, running Vintings, her own small scale vintage e-commerce clothing store as well as styling, art directing and producing a variety of projects. She speaks Nepalese quite nicely.

London, UK

Instagram

  SHIREEN HINCKLEY    Film Editor   Shireen is an editor. 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

SHIREEN HINCKLEY

Film Editor

Shireen is an editor. 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

  ANNA DOBOS     Director of Photography, Photographer   Raised in Hawai'i and educated in Michigan, Anna made her way to London, and built a career in photography and filmmaking. 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.  London, UK    annadobos.com     

ANNA DOBOS

Director of Photography, Photographer

Raised in Hawai'i and educated in Michigan, Anna made her way to London, and built a career in photography and filmmaking. 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.

London, UK

annadobos.com

 

  CHIARA TOWNE    Writer, Director   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            

CHIARA TOWNE

Writer, Director

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

 

 

 

 

  CHRISTINE BOATENG    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.   Accra, Ghana   Vimeo

CHRISTINE BOATENG

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. 

Accra, Ghana

Vimeo

  SOMAYEH JAFARI    Photographer, 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. Alongside her editing work her main focus and passion is fashion and documentary photography. Over the last couple of years she has traveled across the globe capturing both documentary and fashion stills on her 35mm. Alongside her photogprahy work she also directs fashion films and music videos. She speaks Farsi fluently and can understand quite a bit of Azari.  London, UK    somayehphoto.com      somayehjafari.com  

SOMAYEH JAFARI

Photographer, 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. Alongside her editing work her main focus and passion is fashion and documentary photography. Over the last couple of years she has traveled across the globe capturing both documentary and fashion stills on her 35mm. Alongside her photogprahy work she also directs fashion films and music videos. She speaks Farsi fluently and can understand quite a bit of Azari.

London, UK

somayehphoto.com

somayehjafari.com 

  LAURA ALSTON    Director, Photographer   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    lauraalston.com

LAURA ALSTON

Director, Photographer

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

lauraalston.com