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. Her career started in 2010 when she worked for Eye Film and TV 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 with Stephan Drury who is the writer of Losing Us.
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. Currently Teele is finishing working on Losing Us, a 30-minute short film about Albanian refugee family, based on an award winning script and she is also working on developing scripts for various shorts and feature films.
Education: City College Norwich in association with UEA 2008 – 2010 FDA Media (Moving Image Pathway).