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Mr Rhys Davies

Job: Senior Lecturer in Film and Media

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: Leicester Media School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0) 116 366 4345

E: rhys.davies@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Rhys Davies is a filmmaker who combines directing, writing and producing with educating the next generation of film makers as Programme Leader of the MA International Film Production at De Montfort University.

Academic highlights include lead on Transnational Filmmaking: Recording of Cultural Identities through Oral Histories project with London School of Public Relations, Jakarta, and co-investigator of the Sustainable Development Goals Film Festival – now in its fourth year.

He is the Leicester Media School Champion for Student Experience and Engagement Committee, and the CEM Postgraduate Programme Leader representative on the Taught Programmes Management Committee

His film credits include director of three feature films, assistant director of an Oscar nominated short film, and writer for American Television.

Research group affiliations

Media Discourse Centre

Institute Of Creative Technologies

Cinema and Television History Research Institute 

Publications and outputs

Feature FIlm 

From Leicester To Hollywood

Rhys has given up the day job to follow his movie-making dreams. He’s trying to shoot a Hollywood epic on a world-record-busting low budget. Using real events for backdrops, and the love lives of his actors for a story, he splices together something entirely new. But in film-making, as in love, things seldom go according to plan.

Research interests/expertise

Folk Horror, Post-truth Documentary, Transnational Filmmaking, Sustainable Filmmaking, Horror

Areas of teaching

Film Development and Production, Documentary TV and Film Production, Media Entrepreneurship

Qualifications

De Montfort University, Post Gradate Certificate in Higher Education 2018

De Montfort University, MA, Creative Technologies, 2009

University of York, MSc, Information Technology, 1993

Trent Polytechnic, BSC(hons), Communication Studies, 1991

Courses taught

International Film Production 

Membership of professional associations and societies

BAFTA Crew, 2016

Conference attendance

Conference Paper, Filmmaking in the new normal; how to maximise indie opportunities in the Covid era, Sustainable Development Goals Conference, Indonesia, December 2020

Conference Paper, Trans-national Filmmaking; Recording of Cultural Identities through Oral Histories, a model for filmmaking without borders, Sustainable Development Goals Conference, Indonesia, December 2020

Conference Paper, What Difference Does It Make - The Importance of documentaries to SDG’s in a Post Truth World, De Montfort University, Leicester, September 2019

Conference Paper,  What Difference Does It Make - The Importance of documentaries to SDG’s in a Post Truth World, London School of Public Relations, Jakarta, April 2019

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