Ursula Grisham, Filmmaker
Ursula is a British-American film director based in Germany. She graduated with High Honors from Dartmouth College and worked briefly in investment banking at Deutsche Bank before pursuing cinema studies.
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 collective focusing on the digital distribution of art-house and contemporary world cinema.
Ursula's first feature film Noble Earth premiered at Raindance, Bahamas, Visionär Berlin, Seattle and Oaxaca, where it won Best Film in Emergence, a section dedicated to new directors.
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.
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