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VICTORIA KEON-COHEN
"A Filmmaker, a model, an activist"
                               marie claire magazine

VICTORIA is an Australian producer, writer and director with a focus on narrative driven commercials, feature films and TV. She brings a forward thinking perspective from concept to delivery, executing projects with creative dexterity. With vast experience across both fashion and film industries she is a versatile director with unique visual style.

From the age of 15 she worked as an international model for Dior, GQ, Chanel, Victoria Secret Sport, etc. In 2006 she founded the first Models’ Union at Actor’s Equity in the UK. As chair of the Management Committee from it’s inception until 2011, she negotiated workplace codes of conduct with the Association of Model Agencies, London Lord Mayor’s Office, British Fashion Council and major retailers including NEXT and Debenhams. Her focus was on recruitment, sexual harassment and eating disorders. She spearheaded the Union’s advertising campaigns partnering with leading British brands and industry leaders.

 

Formerly Costume Deisgner for the London theatre scene, Victoria moved into film as Robert de Niro's personal costumer.

As writer/director, her first film ETERNAL RETURN featured Jonathan Rhys Meyers (THE TUDORS) and Heida Reed (POLDARK). Following that, her female led western A CIVILIZED LIFE was produced by Lawrence Bender (INGLORIOUS BASTARDS) featuring Dean Winters (OZ) and Britt Lower (SEVERANCE) - currently featured on Amazon Prime US/UK.

Each of Victoria’s films have won awards across Australia and the US including Best Director, Best Narrative short and Best Actress. Both raised awareness of charities associated with their stories - Bipolar UK and human trafficking charity NotForSale.org.

 

As a representative of women’s rights, she’s been invited to speak on panels in New York and London including at Fordham Law Institute and screenings of acclaimed documentaries PICTURE ME (2009) and GIRL MODEL (2011).

As an adamant horse rider, Victoria worked for The Devils Horsemen on GAME OF THRONES in Belfast and plays polo in Los Angeles.

Representation:

Beth Holden-Garland

Authentic Talent and Literary Management, Los Angeles.

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