Veni Vidi Film is a Creative Production Company. Our passion lies in developing and producing new work that engages audiences through unique perspectives and focuses on imaginative storytelling.
Building on a growing network of talent we also want to help foster a collective of creatives drawing from each other through collaboration to create great work under one company umbrella. Our present slate of work includes shorts films and a number of television pilots and features in development.
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Natalie-Anne Downs is a London-based director and producer. She founded VENI VIDI and VENI VIDI Film along with fellow filmmaker Edward Dede in 2008 and is the Artistic Director. Natalie has worked professionally in film and theatre production for over 12 years. Her films have premiered at 2ANNAS Riga International Film Festival and received awards for a number of shorts conceived and adapted by her as part of Veni Vidi Film’s ‘Shakespeare Shorts’ series. Natalie has taken various training at the ‘National Film & Television School'(NFTS) the ‘MET Film School’ and ‘London Academy of Media, Film & TV’. Natalie has also gained a broad range of experience working in theatre management, sales and production on live shows for Lucasfilm and on West End shows for Really Useful Theatres. Her extensive theatre credits as director include ‘Muddy Mundo Land-The Winters Tail’, ‘The Hound of The Baskervilles – The Radio Theatre’, ‘Othello’, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and ‘The Tragedy of Arthur’. Natalie is currently developing a number of feature film and independent projects.
Edward Dede is a filmmaker and a producer, co-founding VENI VIDI and VENI VIDI Film with Natalie-Anne Downs in 2008. A participant in the Sundance Director’s Lab 2007, Edward had the privilege of working with actor, director, writer Adewale Akinnoye Abaje (Suicide Squad, Oz, The Mummy Returns, The Bourne Identity, Lost ) on feature ‘Farming’ and learning from the program’s Creative Advisors at the Sundance Institute including Catherine Hardwick, Alfre Woodward, Keith Gordon, Erica Alexander and Gyula Gazdag. With a number of years experience also working in broadcast and production for the BBC, Motion Gallery and Red Bee, Edward has also previously worked for international award-winning VFX studio The Mill. For VIDI VIDI Film Edward has produced and co-produced on all company projects including short films Give A Little More, The Agile One, Carnassial and John of Gaunt. Edward also trained as an actor at LAMDA. His credits include The Wrong Door (BBC Three), Design For Living, (The Old Vic), Shangri-La (Lime Pictures/Channel 4), Obama-ology (The Finborough) and A Dangerous Crossing (BBC Radio Three).