Michele D’Acosta is an international award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her intention is to produce documentary films as a catalyst for positive social change. Michele is a past winner of the Columbine Award: an annual award given to a filmmaker whose work promotes peace and non-violent conflict resolution.
Michele studied Russian, German and International Relations for her first degree, and did her post-graduate work at University of California, Los Angeles in the screenwriting program. She received her professional training in documentary directing, producing and broadcast journalism at the BBC Film & Television School in London.
Her past clients include the BBC, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Channel 4(UK), Prosieben (Germany), the UK Film Council, EMI Music and HBO.
Currently, Michele is working as a self-shooting producer/director on a feature documentary PEACE IS A VERB — a film about the impact of war and Ebola on amputees and polio survivors in Sierra Leone.
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