Leo Nelki



Film-Relevant Experience:

  • Director of Sunday in Japan, feature-length documentary hybrid film. Produced by Moon Road Films and Elda Productions (in production).

  • Produced and edited the Afrofuturist short film "Mulika", by Maisha Maene (Award Winning at Locarno Film Festival 2022).

  • Paper on ‘Makavejev’s “Neo-Documentarism”' published in Film Matters, Dec 2021.

  • Videographer and Editor for UNICEF, Goma, DRC. Featured on BBC, CNN and more.

  • Edit Assistant for BAFTA-nominated Tina Gharavi, Bridge + Tunnel Productions, Newcastle, UK


  • 2020, University of Newcastle, Bachelors, English Literature, 1st Class Honours

Other Work:

  • Sept 2020 - Present
    British Art & Design Association
    Editorial and Archive Assistant

  • Sept 2018 - Apr 2019
    Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.
    Interviewer and Transcriber for refugee research project.

  • June 2018- Dec 2018
    Kyoto Journal, Magazine, Kyoto, Japan.
    Staff Writer

  • June 2017 - Sep 2017
    OrangeKat, Creative Agency, Kigali, Rwanda.
    Editor and Journalist for Wild Child magazine

  • Aug 2017- Aug 2018
    Gift of the Gab, Multi-lingual Magazine, Newcastle University, UK.

Other skills:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve

  • Intermediate Spanish

  • Intermediate Japanese