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Naomi Wright

Directing Tutor, MetFilm School London

Naomi began her career on the flagship documentary arts series The South Bank Show on ITV and since then has directed documentaries for Channel 4, ITV1, BBC2 and Sky Arts. Over the years she has filmed a huge range of people, from Jude Law and Ruth Rendell to Peaches Geldof and Germaine Greer. Memorable moments include being stuck in a mud-slide in Chile with best-selling author Isabel Allende, filming Grayson Perry in his studio, and documenting the artwork of patients in Broadmoor.

In 2017 Naomi began to work exclusively on narrative film, having built up a body of short form work as a writer-director, including STRING, which screened at 14 international film festivals and won 4 audience awards, and Join My Band, which featured Jessie Buckley in her first film role.

Naomi is currently developing Blind Ambition, her debut feature film as writer-director, co-writing with the award-winning comedian Georgie Morrell. The film’s development is being supported by the BFI. The duo have also co-written a TV pilot.

Naomi is also co-founder and director of the production company Silver Salt Films, which she runs with producer Helen Jones. Naomi executive produced Silver Salt Films’ first feature film Censor which premiered at Sundance and Berlin 2021 and subsequently went on general release in the US and the UK. Naomi was selected for the 2018 Bird’s Eye View Filmonomics Programme and for the BFI Network x BAFTA crew 2020/21. In 2020 she was selected for the Directors UK Inspire programme and was mentored by Sarah Gavron. Naomi is a member of Cinesisters, WFTV, Directors UK and Raising Films.