History

For many years, Lucy concentrated on producing mainly abstract paintings and occasionally still produces paintings today – examples of these can be found scattered across the web and on the walls of other people’s homes following exhibitions in galleries. The introduction of affordable digital cameras then enabled Lucy to translate her previous experience into a new format and explore photography. It wasn’t long before she got hold of her first camera that could record HD video footage and that’s when this website was created.

As a Writer, Producer, Director or Editor – Lucy has a passion for filmmaking and enjoys collaborating with a wide variety of people in order to produce this work.

From 2010 – 2012, Lucy produced over 90 short documentaries on a wide variety of topics, most of which are available to view for free from this website. Some of these pieces are of a political nature and illustrate from a first hand perspective the many protests and demonstrations that occurred during this turbulent period of time within the UK. It is advised that you approach these pieces with discretion if you are of a sensitive nature.

At the end of 2012, Lucy created her first serial documentary. Consisting of 9 parts, Doc:Comedy explored how the world influences a comedian’s work & how a comedian influences the world in which they live.  This production received cinema screenings while acting as a flagship film for the Doc:Film Festival at the end of that year.

 

Narrative Film Making

Since the beginning of 2013, she has made a move into narrative film.

Her first two short films, a comedy and a political piece – ‘Fish’ and ‘Passing Time’ have competed in the Dave’s Comedy Festival Shorts and Sundance London short film competitions respectively.

Lucy then decided to continue with narrative films, but collaborate directly with musicians. Her third short film, was created for the band Muted Fnord: Tumbling

Her fourth short film was a horror made for the ‘666 Shortcuts to Hell’ competition: Sixth Sense.

The fifth short film – another narrative music video, was created for the musician Grace Petrie. A Hell of a Good Time was based upon the life of the renowned physicist Richard Feynman and the relationship with his childhood sweetheart.

Lucy’s sixth short film; She Runs was created for the band ‘Grace and the Magic Roots’ in support of their new EP – Dawn.

Tensity was the seventh short film from Lucy and her first international collaboration, created for the New York based band ‘Miracles of Modern Science’.

 

Current Projects

The eighth film will be a short horror and is due to be filmed over the next few weeks as a submission to the Frighterama festival on the 31st October 2014.

There are of course a few more narrative music videos in the pipeline too!

Combining her love of music and comedy, Lucy is also directing and editing a podcast which will act as a showcase for the abundance of talent in her home city of Leicester.

 

Awards and Film Festivals

At the end of 2013, Lucy received an ‘Excellence in Direction’ award from Seven / Five productions, selected from a field of over 170 competitors. Her fifth short film was also awarded second place in the ‘People’s Choice’ Award at the same time.

She has recently started to submit her films to festivals around the world.

Her work has so far been selected to screen and is in competition at -

The Short Cinema (27th August 2014)
Music Malt Festival (18th October 2014)
Pare Lorentz International Film Festival (1st – 11th December 2014)
Free Film Festival (11th February – 31st March 2015)
Association for Civil Rights Studies Film Festival (3rd February – 1st April 2015)
Dollar Film Festival (10th June 2015)

 

Summary

Dr. Lucy Peel (PhD) has accumulated over a decade’s worth of experience in project management. She has supervised many BSc and PhD students during this time, along with taking an active role in European wide projects such as AirProm. Working with people that speak different languages and bringing together people that have various areas of expertise is of great enjoyment for Lucy.

As briefly illustrated on this page, Lucy has successfully translated these skills to become an award winning, international prolific digital artist with experience in writing, illustration, production, recruitment, management, directing, editing, colour grading and promotion.

Her online portfolio currently has over 675,000 views from 121 countries around the world.

With competitive and flexible prices, Lucy can help you to develop your project from any stage and assist in the scheduling and planning of any aspect of your work.