Celia Peterson

I am a Producer/Director of documentary crews, with or without presenters, overseeing the project from creation to final output. I also shoot (Sony FS7ii) and edit (English and Arabic). I am currently based in Dubai and have previously lived in both Lebanon and Palestine. I mainly work in the Middle East but increasingly further afield in Africa, Europe and beyond. I have been on a series for a major broadcaster for the past year.

I am also a photographer and shoot in a natural documentary style for both commercial and editorial clients.

Please get in touch to view recent work.

Editorial clients:
Wall Street Journal, Monocle, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, The New York Times, Esquire, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Financial Times Holland, Financial Times UK and Italian Vogue.

TV clients: 
Vice, BBC, BBC Arabic, Al Jazeera English

Commercial clients:
Lipton, Bentley, Nokia, The W Hotel, Saatchi & Saatchi London, Dubai Tourism, Jumeirah, FGB, Landor, du, Audi, JWT,  HSBC, Coca-Cola and Emaar.

NGO clients: 
Unicef, Action Aid, Oxfam, Save the Children

News:
My latest short film, in collaboration with the BBC, has just been submitted to the Sundance festival. 
The Good Struggle, (31 minutes, Arabic, Lebanon, 2018) premiered at Full Frame Festival USA, broadcast on BBC Arabic in August 2018 and on BBC’s ‘Our World’ in January 2019.
The Statue Maker short film wins at the Delhi Short film fest.
Dubai Villas, photo exhibition, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen.

Saudi Arabia visa holder
HEFAT-trained
Member, National Union of Journalists UK
IMDb listing

Dubai: +971 50 425 9174

celia@celiapeterson.com

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