Susie Davies CV


I am a Newcastle/London-based filmmaker with a documentary focused practice. My projects are embedded deeply in my local community and revolve around alternative nightlife scenes, underground culture and the battle between capitalism and creativity. Audio forms a large part of my practice, including music and sound production for soundtracks and exhibitions.


  • Filmmaker at Kaleidoscope Creative Films Agency (May 2021 - January 2024) Responsible for working in a team and taking on all filmmaking elements (pre-production, directing, camera operating, sound recording, interviewing, editing) to deliver high quality video to a multitude of clients. Responsible for writing successful proposals in response to briefs. Currently leading the company’s creative outlet through the making of my documentary project, on the Newcastle-based music venue, Cobalt.

  • Teaching at Newcastle University Fine Art Department (February 2023 - Current) Leading a documentary and narrative film strand to second year students, teaching both theoretical documentary knowledge and practice-based skills to help them realise their own film projects.

  • Sole videographer for Newcastle based tech company (January 2021- May 2021) Part-time work creating video content for tech company Senserve, alongside my degree.

  • Newcastle University Internship Scheme : Video Editor at Senserve (September – December 2020) Paid internship with the tech company Senserve, involving planning, shooting and editing video content.

  • Star & Shadow Cinema (September 2017 - May 2021) - I was a committed part of the programming team at the volunteer-led co-op, organising a range of arts-based events from screenings, to exhibitions, to gigs and club nights.


Newcastle University ( 2016 – 2021) First Class Honours BA Fine Art, including Erasmus exchange semester at the Kunstakademie Münster, Germany

University of the Arts London (Sep 2015 – May 2016) Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 4): Merit


The Art of Getting Even: Exploring gender in equality in the graffiti subculture: Urban Creativity Scientific Journal: How can cities become better human habitat? Vol 1, No.2 (2019).

Screenings & Exhibitions

UPCOMING: To The Dancers @ Sunderland Shorts Film Festival, May 2024

UPCOMING: To The Dancers @ Beeston Film Festival, April 2024

To The Dancers @ Cobalt Studios, January 2024: preview of my documentary.

The Fridge of Sisyphus 2 @ Newbridge Project, February 2023: collaborative exhibition with Roman Vaughan-Williams at the Newbridge Project, consisting of video and installation work.

The Kick, The Snare, The Hat & A Clap screening and discussion @ Cobalt Studios CIC, June 2022: the film was also featured in international magazines Resident Advisor, Mixmag and DJ Mag and included in The Guardian’s article on the Newcastle DIY scene.

Filmmaking in The Ouseburn Valley @ The Cumberland Arms, January 2022: public talk for Ouseburn Trust on the Ouseburn Vallley’s history of film and my own practice in the area.

A Whole Wall @ 2 Sides Short Film Festival Retrospective, Izmir, 2023: the Turkey based film festival screened my documentary for the third time.

Loose Time @ Vane Gallery, July 2021: my audio piece MIDS was displayed in a mixed media exhibition alongside 20 other Newcastle-based contemporary artists.

Wavefold, February 2021: online stream of digital artworks by a collection of 5 artists, curated by Maya Wallis

Reel People, October 2020: Art Council England funded podcast series for Star & Shadow radio - Series of 6 interviews with non-male, North-East based filmmakers, broadcast weekly over Star & Shadow radio.

A Whole Wall, online screening from 2 Sides Short Film Festival @ Originn, April 2020: 2nd showing of my film A Whole Wall at 2 Sides Short Film Festival, in collaboration with the cultural organisation Originn. Screened via YouTube due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The Fridge of Sisyphus @ Newcastle University, December 2019: Screening of my experimental documentary, incorporated into a collaborative installation along with Roman Vaughan-Williams.

A Whole Wall @ 2 Yaka Kisa Film Festivali (2 Sides Short Film Festival), November 2019: Screening of my documentary A Whole Wall, following the life of Günther Schaefer, an artist who helped transform the Berlin Wall into the East Side Gallery, selected for a short film festival in Izmir, Turkey.

A Whole Wall at the Berlin Wall Weekender @ The Star & Shadow Cinema, November 2019: Screening of my film A Whole Wall, within a programme I organised of documentaries on Communist Germany. Part of a wider festival celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Spinning Parallel, Exstrange Exhibition @ Kunstakademie Münster: Screening of my documentary Spinning Parallel, as part of a collaborative exhibition of Erasmus students on exchange at the Kunstakademie, Münster.

Paint on a Wall @ the Star & Shadow Cinema, October 2018: Screening of my documentary on the North East graffiti scene,incorporating a graffiti exhibition and post-screen panel discussion of graffiti writers, chaired by art historian Professor Richard Clay.

Bartlett Travel Scholarship to Berlin, July 2018: Scholarship which funded a trip to Berlin, where I stayed for a week in order to interview artist and photographer Günther Schaefer. This resulted in my documentary A Whole Wall.

Transience Exhibition @ System Gallery, Newcastle and @ Foldyard, Berwick Upon Tweed, April 2018: Collaborative exhibition as result of a residency in Berwick, displayed in galleries in both Newcastle and Berwick Upon Tweed.

Residency with artists GÂST, Berwick Upon Tweed, November 2018: Week-long collaborative residency with two film and performance artists, GÂST.