Victoria Mapplebeck

 

Victoria is an award winning multiplatform artist and director.

She has spent the last twenty years working in cross platform production, developing new modes of audience engagement and interactivity.

Victoria is an award winning multiplatform artist and director.

She has spent the last twenty years working in cross platform production, developing new modes of audience engagement and interactivity.

a radical collaborative piece of Art

Smartphone Film Production

For the last four years, Victoria has specialised in smartphone production and producing online video with impact. She filmed and directed 160 Characters, a smartphone short for Film London.

Shot entirely on an iPhone 6, 160 Characters brings to life the secrets buried in a vintage Nokia, a story that unfolds in just 100 texts and tells the story of how two people, meet, date, break up and deal with an unplanned pregnancy. 160 Characters received a Vimeo Staff pick and won the Best Documentary Award at the 2017 Short of the Week 2017 Film Awards.

In 2017, Victoria filmed and directed Missed Call for Real Stories.
Shot on an iPhone X, MISSED CALL explores her relationship with her teenage son, as they discuss how they’ll reconnect with his father, who’s been absent for a decade. Missed Call has been selected for many international film festivals and recently won the Social Media Short Award at the 2018 AHRC Research in Film Awards.

Victoria is currently in production on a VR project and smartphone short for The Guardian.

Mapplebeck has delivered a stunning piece of work

Text Me

In 2015 Victoria wrote and curated TEXT ME an award winning interactive multiplatform arts project produced in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

TEXT ME is a live and online platform in which users can collect, curate and share stories from their digital past.  In 2014, TEXT ME won The Merging Media Prize for Best European Cross platform Project and The 2014 Pixel Lab Prize.  TEXT ME was also featured in Wired magazine and was selected for University UK’s 20 Ideas for Life, one of 20 national research projects, which celebrated ‘the impact universities have on everyday lives in the UK and beyond, including the value and importance of their world leading research’.

TEXT ME  is now a touring exhibition that will also travel to MIT and La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris.

Victoria has enjoyed teaching Film and Digital Media students throughout her career as a multi platform artist and director. She is currently a Reader in Digital Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London where she runs the MA in Documentary by Practice. Victoria is currently in production on a VR project and smartphone short for The Guardian.

Films by Victoria Mapplebeck

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