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Joana Merlini Lisbon, Portugal

Leading Multimedia digital expert with specialised experience in international digital media, Production management, and team leadership. Active in Bristol, UK and Lisbon, Portugal.

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Joana is a Filmmaker who has worked on several different projects in Portugal, Macau and Hong Kong and the Czech Republic.

Joana has worked as a Film Director at TDM News Broadcasting company, from the year 2019-2020 as a Lecturer for Prague College University and she is involved in the organisation of many performing arts and events, food and beverage, as a freelance Videographer and photographer.


  • Video Production
  • Editing
  • Videographer
  • Talks & Workshops

In the vibrant landscape of Bristol's film industry, I envision myself as a pivotal force in capturing and shaping captivating visual narratives. As a dedicated videographer, my aspirations extend beyond mere recording; I aim to weave compelling stories that resonate with audiences on profound levels, leaving a lasting imprint on the cinematic landscape of the UK and beyond.

My ambition encompasses several key facets:

  1. Mastery of Craft: I am committed to honing my technical skills and artistic vision to achieve mastery in the craft of videography. Through continuous learning and experimentation, I strive to push the boundaries of visual storytelling, leveraging cutting-edge techniques and technologies to create immersive and unforgettable experiences.
  2. Collaborative Endeavors: Collaboration lies at the heart of filmmaking, and I am eager to collaborate with fellow creatives, including directors, writers, cinematographers, and editors, to bring our collective visions to life. By fostering a spirit of teamwork and mutual respect, I believe we can elevate each project to new heights of excellence.
  3. Exploration of Diverse Genres: From narrative fiction to documentary, from commercials to music videos, I aspire to explore a diverse range of genres and styles, enriching my repertoire and expanding my creative horizons. Each new project presents an opportunity for growth and discovery, and I embrace the challenge of adapting my skills to suit the unique demands of each genre.
  4. Cultural Impact: Beyond mere entertainment, film possesses the power to provoke thought, evoke emotion, and catalyse social change. I am passionate about leveraging my craft to shine a spotlight on important issues, amplify marginalised voices, and foster greater empathy and understanding within society. Through storytelling that resonates on a human level, I hope to contribute to a more enlightened and compassionate world.
  5. Entrepreneurial Spirit: As an aspiring videographer, I am not only an artist but also an entrepreneur. I am determined to establish my own production company or studio, where creativity thrives, and innovation flourishes. By building a sustainable business model and cultivating strong relationships within the industry, I aim to create a legacy that extends far beyond individual projects.

In pursuit of these ambitions, I am committed to immersing myself fully in Bristol's dynamic film scene, leveraging its rich cultural heritage, diverse talent pool, and state-of-the-art facilities to bring my visions to fruition. With passion, perseverance, and a relentless pursuit of excellence, I am confident that I can carve out a meaningful and enduring legacy in the ever-evolving tapestry of the UK's film industry.

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