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Estonian born and Norfolk based Teele Dunkley

is a director, producer and still photographer.

Teele is from a small farming village Põhara from Estonia and has lived in Denmark and Malawi and then moved to Norfolk, UK. Currently, Teele is in development with her first feature film The Secret Folk Dancer, while her latest 28-minute short film Losing Us about Albanian refugee family is doing the festival run around the world.

Her career started in 2010 when she worked for Eye Film as a production coordinator, DOP and editor. Soon after that, Teele also started working as a freelance director, DOP and editor, focusing mainly on producing music videos for unsigned bands and singers in the UK and in Estonia. She also worked on short film projects, including ‘Peppermint’ where she worked as DOP and editor. 

To date, Teele has directed and produced 27 projects, including music videos, short films and actors showreels, with the size of the crews ranging from ‘one-woman-crew’ to 100 people. During these projects, Teele has developed and strengthened her skills of visual storytelling and producing high-quality content on a small budget. After the birth of her daughter, Teele took a break from directing and worked part-time. She excels in action and portrait photography taking photos of dancers and actors’ headshots, as well as directing and filming actors showreels.

Since September 2019, Teele has been back pursuing her passion and dream of directing films. She was a co-producer on a short film ‘Sanjay Saves the World’, directed and filmed a music video for Estonian band Francis and more recently she has written and directed short film ‘Metres Apart’ that has won numerous awards at film festivals before working on Losing Us. She is developing scripts for various comedy films and TV series and due to start filming feature The Secret Folk Dancer in 2023. 

Education: City College Norwich in association with UEA 2008 – 2010 FDA Media (Moving Image Pathway).

Director Teele Dunkley credit Rita Talis
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Film awards for Metres Apart

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