WRITER | DIRECTOR | PHOTOGRAPHER | DESIGNER

Eva Saunders

About


food geek 🥧
stay-at-home cat mom 😻
Ger-Merican 🥨
social impact storyteller 🌱

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EVA SAUNDERS is an award-winning visual storyteller and passionate entertainment professional from Germany, who relocated to Los Angeles to improve her storytelling skills at the AFI Conservatory.

Over the last ten years, she has honed her storytelling skills in a professional environment as a short form content creator, for example at Buzzfeed’s food video branch “Tasty”. A poster child millennial, she also loves to feed her avocado- and attention-deprived soul by writing and directing stories about independent women, like her award winning short films MOONLIT NIGHT and MY LAST RESPECTS.

Eva focuses on telling honest stories that inspire people to think twice about their privileged, every-day lives. But she also has a humorous side that she expresses in resourceful and comedic cat shorts that she produces in the comfort of her home and for which she was recently recognized by the City of Los Angeles and New Filmmakers LA. Eva is currently developing several TV pilots and features for her long-form debut and – to please her cat Bobby – adapted his award-winning short film into an ongoing web series.


Skills


Adobe Premiere
90%
Adobe Photoshop
85%
Adobe InDesign
80%
Final Draft
90%
MS Office
80%

📃 writing

screenplays in both English & German

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📺 directing

narrative & factual content

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✂️ editing

reels, BTS material, narrative

📸 photography

headshots, stills, BTS, commercial

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📊 graphic design

pitch decks, posters, flyers

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💡 translation

subtitles/texts from and to German


Experience


🎞  freelance writer & director since 2004
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📷  freelance photographer since 2007
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💡  freelance translator since 2019

Buzzfeed Motion Pictures
Conceptualizing, shooting, editing and assisting food videos for Buzzfeed’s “Tasty” page; Translating videos and recipes for German page “Einfach Tasty”

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BobCat Studios
Ideation for Unscripted Development,
Pitch Deck creation,
Sizzle reel editing

Constantin Film (LA)
Script notes/coverage,
office management,
project & talent research
for Freeform TV series

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Pomona College
Creative writing and planning of German classes,
designing event material,
assisting & teaching German classes