Ursula Grisham, Filmmaker
Ursula is a British-American film director and film curator. She graduated with High Honors from Dartmouth College and is currently pursuing a Masters of Philosophy in Film and Screen Studies at the University of Cambridge.
She has produced and directed several short films and music videos, most recently with Art + Vibes, a Milan-based collective that pioneers projects for Fondazione Prada, Miu Miu Women's Tales, Vanessa Beecroft and Marina Abramovic; and Loretta Caponi, a Florentine atelier for which she recently directed a fashion film installation in Palazzo Vecchio.
Ursula also is the Head Curator of Filmatique, a New York-based SVOD platform specializing in the digital distribution of art-house and contemporary world cinema.
Ursula's first feature film Noble Earth premiered at Raindance, Bahamas, Visionär Berlin, Seattle, Oaxaca, where it won Best Film in Emergence; and Blow-Up Chicago, where it won Best Actress and Best Director.
Noble Earth / 2017 / USA / 79'
Emma meets Tancredi in Florence, embarking on a love affair with the intoxicating cosmos he represents: endless days in the gauzy hills, the sun-blanched beaches. They become engaged. Soon, however, Emma becomes caught in family politics, learning what is expected of a woman in Florentine high society. The same beauty that intoxicated Emma reveals itself as superficial, and suffocates her.
Noble Earth is a study of ennui and female repression within a world rarely seen onscreen— Italy's hermetic nobility.
Raindance Film Festival (London, UK)
Oaxaca Film Festival (Oaxaca, Mexico)
*Best Film - Emergence
Bahamas International Film Festival (Nassau, Bahamas)
Visionär Film Festival - Encounters with New Auteurs (Berlin, Germany)
Seattle International Film Festival (Seattle, Washington)
New York | No Limits Film Series (New York, New York)
Blow-Up Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival (Chicago, USA) *Best Actress & Best Director
Writer & Director Ursula Grisham // Cast Daisy Bevan, Elia William Cittadini, Pierangelo Menci, Bettina Giovannini // Produced by Lorenzo Fiuzzi, Melinda Prisco, Ursula Grisham // Director of Photography Kasper Wind DFF // Editors Nadia Ben Rachid, Carlos Marqués-Marcet // Music by Martin Velez // Sound Design Gabor Erdelyi Jr // Production Company Filmatique