Victoria Mapplebeck

Victoria Mapplebeck is a BAFTA award winning writer, artist and director. She is also Reader in Digital Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her practice explores the many ways in which interactive and immersive technologies are evolving, exposing innovative content to fresh audiences on new platforms. In 2017, Victoria shot and directed Missed Call, a smartphone short which explored the relationship between the filmmaker and her teenage son Jim as they work out how to reconnect with his father who’s been absent for a decade. Missed Call was the first commissioned short film to be shot on the iPhone X and recently won a 2019 BAFTA in The Short Form Film category. In 2018, Missed Call won The Social Media Short Award at the 2018 AHRC Research in Film Awards. In 2019, Victoria was awarded a EPSRC Immersive Documentary Encounters Commission, to create a VR project which tells the story of her breast cancer from diagnosis through treatment to recovery.