From early childhood, Veronica was always a creative – dabbling in poetry, story-writing, music, amateur drama, painting and photography. She took a leap into informatics when she moved to Brighton to study Artificial Intelligence at The University of Sussex, taking on software programming and multi-media application. Not long after, she found work at a local digital media company which produced online entertainment media for broadcast television. As a result of her creative nature this unconventional path helped her to familiarise with post-production suites, which developed key transferable skills for film.
Veronica has quickly built her career in short film, TV pilots and in independent feature film both behind and in-front of the camera. She has worked with national film studios, within Brighton’s local indie film hub and with indie filmmakers across the UK.
As a Director, Veronica focuses on philanthropic filmmaking with protagonist-lead stories. She is particularly interested in film with anti-heroes, out-casts and underdogs. Her work is emotive, empathic and aims to convey humble moments and imaginative grandeur.
Veronica is now a co-founder of Little Fury Films. The next film for Little Fury, titled ‘8ish’ (http://www.imdb.com/title/
Veronica has worked in the digital industry with art asset production (video editing, photography, sound design), as an assistant producer and studio manager. She has had the pleasure to work on some major online projects – winning BAFTAs & Kidscreen awards.
One of the greatest lessons I’ve had in higher education was in psychology, where I learnt that verbal communication makes up only 7%. So, though I am developing my skills in all facets of film, I have a particular passion for making silent film, because I enjoy stories that go beyond the use of words.
I feel that silent film challenges an actor and filmmaker to focus on the more powerful aspects of communicating to an audience and in so taps in to the emotion of a situation.
My thought process is to look for hidden meanings, the layers and mood. To analyse what the story is about without words and look for ways to construct the story alone. Its much like any filmmaker process, where the difference is dialogue is omitted.
I’m also interested in this way of making film, because I feel that we lose the ability to connect and communicate well, because we rely so heavily on words. Not just verbally either – we are also so connected with messaging that our communication is being diluted further still.
In my mind, film should connect with an audience and awaken their emotion, give them escapism, enlightenment, insight or make them feel connected to something that they can relate to. I aim to construct a relationship with my audience without the 7% of communication we think is so important.