Roz Mortimer is a London-based artist and filmmaker whose work is focused on expanded forms of documentary. All of her work is produced by Wonderdog Films. Earlier works unpicked notions of Englishness and explored human-animal relations, whereas more recent films have focused on specific global locations from the High Arctic to the forests of Poland, telling layered and thought provoking stories which blur the boundaries between staged theatre and documentary whilst challenging our social and political understanding of the world.
Roz originally trained as a textile artist, exhibiting mixed media installations in the UK and Europe before expanding her practice to include film, photography, sound, performance and writing. She began working with moving image in 1995 and since then her award-winning films have been exhibited widely around the world in cinemas, galleries, film festivals, online and on television.
Roz has an MA in Visual Sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London and lectures in experimental film at universities in the UK and USA. Her work has been commissioned and supported by Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Rockefeller Foundation, British Council, Film London Artist’s Moving Image Network, Animate Projects and Channel 4 Television.
Roz’s current research-led work is focused on marginalised and traumatic histories. She has been exploring these themes through a prolonged engagement with post-conflict landscapes and narratives resulting in a collection of works that include a research blog Reduced to Silence; a video installation Sites of Memory; a short film This is History and her current feature-length film The Deathless Woman.