Bea Moyes is a Producer, Researcher and Filmmaker. She has a BA (Hons) in History from Durham University, and a Masters in Research from the London Consortium at Birkbeck, University of London.
Bea’s interdisciplinary work in film and research explores questions of memory, and the role of the archive in public histories. Since 2013 she has worked with the Derek Jarman Lab, an audio-visual research institute at Birkbeck, University of London. Working with academics and cultural institutions, her work for the lab includes, ‘Crafting Resistance: The Art of Chilean Political Prisoners’ (2018), ‘Many Lives of a Shield’ (2017) and ‘The Hemline Index’ (2019) for BBC Ideas. With the Derek Jarman Lab she also teaches film production on projects including ‘Hidden Persuaders’, funded by the Wellcome Institute, which won the Birkbeck Public Engagement Award 2019.
Bea was Assistant Producer on the film, ‘The Season in Quincy: A Portrait of John Berger’, a series of essay films directed and written by Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe, Bartek Dzidosz and Christopher Roth. The film premiered in the Berlinale Special at the Berlin Film Festival in 2016, and was screened internationally at festivals including Sheffield Docs Fest, New York Film Festival and at the National Portrait Gallery. The film is distributed by Curzon Artificial Eye and Icarus Films.
As an independent filmmaker, Bea has produced films for the Kings College Cultural Institute, the Science Museum, the V&A, the Imperial College Centre for Engagement and Simulation Science (ICCESS), The Royal Institute of Philosophy, the Art Workers’ Guild and the East End Women’s Museum. Bea has also curated public film programmes including, ’A Portrait of East London’, at Tower Hamlets Archives in 2017, and ‘East London on Film’ festival in 2014, hosted at Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image. She curated the ‘Women in Film’ programme for the London’s Screen Archives in 2016, which was screened at libraries and community cinemas across London for Women’s History month, and has run private film editing workshops for archivists, librarians and community film groups. In 2015 Bea had a residency at the ARC Amazon conservation centre in the Las Piedras region of the Peruvian Amazon. As a result of that project, Bea worked with filmmaker Tim Dufort, on a series of short films about this region. She has also produced a short fiction film, ‘GUTS’, in collaboration with writer/director Eddie Bolger in 2016, which premiered at the East London Film Festival.
As an oral historian and researcher, Bea has worked on a number of projects funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, including ‘Working River: An Oral History of London’s Boatyards’ (Thames Festival Trust), ‘Portland Pathways’ (b-side), and ‘London: A Bigger Picture’ (London’s Screen Archives/Film London). She has worked for a number of years with the organisation On the Record, developing community-led projects in London.
If you’d like to get in touch, or were interested in discussing potential projects in film or oral history, you can contact Bea at beatricemoyes [at] gmail [dot] com.