Frederik Subei
"I want to make an impact through cinematic images, compelling characters and strong storytelling which touches the heart."
Frederik is driven by a passion for environmental issues and human rights. Coming from a journalism and activism background his film style shifted towards creative documentary for cinema. Cinematic shots combined with strong characters and storytelling are his approach to make an impact.

He is an experienced director, camera operator and cutter who works freelance since 2012 in the creative industries. In 2015 he graduated with distinction in MA Film Directing (Documentary) at the Edinburgh College of Art. His graduation film Transit Zone has been shown during 2016/2017 at high-ranking international film festivals such as London Short Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Tampere Film Festival in Finland. It won the Gold Jury Price at the Social Justice Film Festival in the US and was nominated at the prestigeous IDA Documentary Awards in 2016. Furthermore it received a Jury Special Mention at the Social Impact Media Awards in the US and at Visions du Reel Film Festival in Switzerland.

Previously he studied Broadcast Production at the University of West of Scotland where he graduated with a 1st class degree in 2013. Before that he studied Practical Journalism at the City of Glasgow College where he twice won the award for journalism student of the year.

For several years he was also acting as the chairman of Earthmovies , a charity organisation which was set up to raise awareness about environmental issues, indigenous people, animals and human rights. For Earthmovies he chaired and organised several documentary film screenings in Glasgow until 2015.

Frederik directed several other short films such as Windfall Island which has been nominated for a Royal Television Society Student Award in Scotland in 2013. The film also won the Creative Scotland Student Media Award for Best Factual Film & TV in 2014. 

He is currently working on his first feature documentary film about a leader of an indigenous tribe who is trying to defend the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. You can receive updates on current and previous projects by liking the facebook page .