Julia RV Alcamo

film | maker

I am a self-shooting documentary director with a background working as a series producer in TV. I have directed original work funded by the British Film Institute and for Channel 4 digital as well as branded work for Mastercard, UK academic institutions, and UN organisation. My work is driven by a deep desire to understand my fellow humans, to share unheard perspectives and, not least, to entertain. I am also the co-founder of award-winning production company Happenstance Films

My work has been broadcast globally and screened at international film festivals and at the Institute of Contemporary Art London. My work has been nominated for the Grierson Awards and the RTSS TV Awards. I work both as a self-shooter and with crews and have led international film teams in the UK, Japan, India, and Germany. I have a background in producing and directing TV documentary series, including for BBC World and Sky History. 

Beyond documentary, I love working with dance on film and immersive performance. I directed and produced my own Channel 4 First Acts film, The Pool, which screened at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (Bristol) and Playback Festival (ICA, London).

Get in touch with me at julia.alcamo@gmail.com.