Podcasts, TV and Press

Victoria’s research has received significant national and international impact in the media. Over the last few years, she has been interviewed by IDFA Doclab, Bertha Dochouse, Real Stories, ITV, BBC and Sky News.

IDFA DocLab interview with VR critic Kent Bye

Feature in The Conversation – September 2021

Interview with Carol Nahra for Bertha Dochouse – May 2020

doc house

Interview with Angela Clarke for One Stop Docshop – May 2021

One Stop Doc Shop is a podcast that celebrates and encourages diversity in non-fiction filmmaking.

BBC Click – Interviewed by Lara Lewington on The Waiting Room Film and VR project

The Waiting Room Film and VR – BBC Click interview from Victoria Mapplebeck on Vimeo.

Dochouse Conversations – Interviewed by Carol Nahra about smartphone production techniques and filming during lockdown – 31mins
Real Stories Podcast – Review of The Waiting Room VR and Missed Call at 10 min 32

Real Stories Podcast – Interviewed by Jake Wiafe on the making of Missed Call – 54 mins

ITV News – Interviewed by Charlene White on winning the Best Social Media Short at the Arts and Humanities Council, Research in Film Awards – Nov 2018
Sky News – Interviewed on the tenth anniversary of Facebook Feb 2014
BBC News – Interviewed by Rory Cellan- Jones, the BBC News Technology Consultant, on the ten year anniversary of Facebook Feb 2014
Sky News – Interviewed on the 40th anniversary of the mobile phone April 2013


Victoria has contributed an industry case study on Smart Hearts to Reality TV: How Real is Real? – Hodder and Stoughton.

Her chapter explored the ethics of increased access in documentary and Reality TV and was later republished in The Tabloid Culture Reader – (McGraw Hill 2008) – Editors: Anita Birressi and Heather Nunn.

Other contributors include John Fiske, Patricia Holland and Graham Turner.


Victoria has been interviewed by The Sunday Times , The Ringer and Wired magazine. She has written features exploring smartphone production and VR for Broadcast Magazine, The Guardian, The Observer and Dox magazine. Recent featured exploring her own practice research include:



Huffington Post Article



Reviews and Interviews


Director Victoria Mapplebeck infuses the grainy footage with ideas and intelligence

The Observer

Mapplebeck’s bravery in revealing such a personal tale is greatly felt in this award-winning short film

The Video Consortium

Mapplebeck has delivered a stunning piece of work

One Room With A View