Roz Mortimer is an artist, writer and independent filmmaker who lives and works in London. She initially trained as a textile artist and exhibited installation and sculptural work before starting to make films in 1995. She has an MA in Visual Sociology and a PhD in Documentary Film, teaches alternative documentary practice at universities in the UK and USA and is currently Senior Lecturer in Film at University for the Creative Arts. Her work has been supported by Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Rockefeller Foundation, British Council, Film London, Animate Projects and Channel 4 Television.
Her award-winning short and mid-length films have been widely screened around the world in cinemas, galleries, online and on TV and include: This is History, The Flayed Horse, Passages, Invisible, Tales from the Arctic Circle, Safety Tips for Kids, Gender Trouble, Dog of My Dreams, Neverland, Airshow, Wormcharmer and Bloodsports for Girls. Roz’s genre-breaking films blur the boundaries between staged theatre and documentary whilst challenging our social and political understanding of the world. The Deathless Woman is her first scripted feature.