WE tell the story, then delve inside to elevate its meaning.
We're a London-based film production company specialising in short and feature documentary filmmaking, with our films having been selected for multiple film festivals and qualifying for BAFTA award consideration ("Fay Presto: The Queen of Close-Up") and Academy Award consideration ("Blood + Ink (Dugo at Tinta)"). Blick Gunita takes its inspiration from our countries of birth: "Blick" is Swedish for "glance", or "look", while "Gunita" is Tagalog for "memory", or "recollection".
We combine our perspectives and experiences as collaborators and friends: Hanna comes from a journalist background, with a keen eye for a strong story and the humanity behind it. Jill has a photography and editorial writing background, moved by the poetic and its emotional potential. While we often work as a duo, we also call upon a global network of friends and colleagues who are producers, directors, cinematographers, writers, photographers, and post-production professionals to specialise in projects as needed.
A Swedish-born filmmaker, journalist, and photographer based in London and with a penchant for travel, Hanna's background includes working as a programming and broadcast editor for Swedish national public television (SVT) Freelance filmmaking and commercial clients include NPR, tech startups in London, as well as lifestyle publications and online platforms in Sweden and in New York. Hanna has an MA in Documentary Film (with Distinction) from University of the Arts London - London College of Communication, and a BA in Journalism from Linnaeus University. She is currently a freelance documentary and commercial filmmaker.
Website: aqvilin.com // Instagram: @hannaaqvilin
JILL DAMATAC FUTTER
A Philippine-born, American-raised filmmaker, writer, and photographer based in London, Jill's background includes work as an editor, staff writer, and staff photographer for Markets Media, a financial news publication in New York, with editorial work in TIME.com, Time Out London, and Zagat Guide, and commercial work for brands and tech startups in New York and London. Jill holds an MA in Documentary Film (with Distinction) from University of the Arts London - London College of Communication and trained in digital and analog photography at Pratt Institute in New York. She is currently the Senior Filmmaker at Spoke, a creative agency in London.
Website: jilldamatacfutter.com // Instagram: @jilldamatacfutter
DOC NYC 2017, New York, NY: Blood + Ink (Dugo at Tinta)
Kerry Film Festival, County Kerry, Ireland: Blood + Ink (Dugo at Tinta)
BFI Southbank "Listen To Britain 2017", London, UK: Producer - Hanna Aqvilin; Director of Photography - Jill Damatac Futter
Women Over 50 Film Festival, London, UK: Fay Presto: The Queen of Close-Up
Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff, Wales: Fay Presto: The Queen of Close-Up
Lost Format Independent Women Film Festival, London, UK: Blood + Ink (Dugo at Tinta)
Liverpool Pride, Liverpool, UK: Fay Presto: The Queen of Close-Up
Short Sighted Cinema: The Shortest Nights 2017, London, UK: Blood + Ink (Dugo at Tinta)
Metro Film Club and Short Sighted Cinema Live 2017, London, UK: Fay Presto: The Queen of Close-Up
Special Commendation, Learning On Screen Awards 2017, London, UK: Fay Presto: The Queen of Close-Up
Fastnet Film Festival 2017, Cork, Ireland: Blood + Ink (Dugo at Tinta)
Fastnet Film Festival 2017, (Winner: Best Documentary), Cork, Ireland: Fay Presto: The Queen of Close-Up
Festival de Cannes - Court Métrage Short Film Corner 2017, Cannes, France: Blood + Ink (Dugo at Tinta)
Transform 2017, London: Fay Presto: The Queen of Close-Up
Screentest Fest 2017, London: Fay Presto: The Queen of Close-Up
University of the Arts London at Bertha DocHouse, London: Blood + Ink (Dugo at Tinta)
University of the Arts London at Bertha DocHouse, London: Fay Presto: The Queen of Close-Up