Writer | Director | Producer | Academic
Coral is a filmmaker and teacher with a background as a director and editor followed by fourteen years’ experience as Senior Lecturer and Reader at the University of South Wales (USW). She taught film to undergraduates and postgraduates and supervised PhD students to completion. Directing graduate of National Film and Television School and freelance film editor for five years. Wrote, directed and produced multi-screen interactive gallery drama “Echo” and developed tools for its multiscreen projection (2012). After leaving USW she worked in 2017 and 2018 as a Creative Agent for Arts Council Wales, on the Lead Creative Schools scheme, acting as a “critical friend” on two artistic projects in local schools.
Strong communication skills – written, verbal, audio-visual, IT
Strong interpersonal skills – teaching, filmmaking, programme leading
Strong research skills – PhD and personal research in filmmaking and theory
Collaborative, enthusiastic and committed
|From||To||School/College/University||Award/Degree(abbrev)||Qualification/Subject||Class/Grade||Year of Award|
|1998||2001||The University of Kent Canterbury||PhD||PhD in Film Studies||n/a||2003|
|1986||1992||The National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield Studios, Beaconsfield, Bucks.||Directing Graduate||Directing Graduate. Winner, Cannon-Elstree Studios Bursary, awarded by the Scottish Film Training Trust.||n/a||1993|
|1982||1983||The University of Bristol, Department of Drama, Film and Television.||Pg. Cert Radio, Film and TV||One Year Postgraduate Certificate in Radio, Film, and Television Studies.||n/a||1983|
|1979||1982||The University of Kent, Canterbury.||BA(Hons)||BA (Hons), Drama with Film Studies. Awarded Humanities Faculty Prize.||First Class Honours||1982|
|2016||–||Self-Employed||Volunteering at Newport City Radio, blogging, web-editing, making short video webisodes, planning half-hour documentary, teaching writing skills.|
|2013||2016||University of South Wales. City Centre Campus, Usk Way, Newport NP20 2BP.||Reader in Film. A title recognising excellence in research and development. Rewarded in part for making 5 screen installation “Echo”.|
|2002||2013||University of Wales Newport, Caerleon Campus, Wales, NP18 3YG.||Senior Lecturer Film and Video (20002 – 2013). Teaching into MA and undergraduate courses in film-making and theory.|
|1998||2000||Film Department, University of Kent at Canterbury.||PhD Studentship. Teaching 6 hours a week. Introduction to Film Studies. Seminar leader for two seminar groups per year.|
|1993||1996||Self Employed.||Freelance Film Editor and teacher.|
|1991||1993||LIGHTWORKS, OLE Ltd. Charlotte Street, London.||Worked three days per week as demonstrator – teacher for random access computer film editing machine. One to one sessions teaching editors.|
Multi-screen Media Installation
Echo (2013). Writer/Director/Producer. Multi-screen interactive video drama (30 minutes). Screened publicly at the Riverfront November 1st – 12th 2012.
Films as Writer/Director/Producer
City Edge (1995). Director/Producer. Workshop Video. (30 minutes).
Augustine (1993). Writer/Director. Graduation Film, National Film and Television School. Forty minute psychoanalytical costume drama. Winner Special Jury Prize for Best Student Film, Houston International Film Festival. Screened at International Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, 1992, and Woman’s Film Fest, Norwich, 1992. Now part of curriculum on 2nd year BA (Hons) in Film Studies, “Psychoanalysis and Film” at UWE and on BFI Database.
A Bit of Protection (1990). Producer. Directed by Laura Sims. (National Film and Television School. Screened Twice on BBC2.
Facts of Life (1988). Assistant Director. Directed by Laura Sims, Produced and Written by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart.
Night Out (1986). Writer/Director/Co-producer. Winner Ten Best Amateur Films. Making Better Movies Magazine. Best Story Award, International Amateur Cinematographer Competition.
Films as Editor
Twenty Four Seven (1998). Assistant Editor. Directed by Shane Meadows. Cinematic Feature. BBC Scala Films.
Feast (1997). Co-editor. Produced by Chris Denham, Peter Edwards. Channel Four food programme.
Bengali Backlash (1997). Editor. Directed by Arun Kumar. Channel Four “Too Young, too Fast”.
Executions (1995). Editor. Directed by Arun Kumar. Feature Documentary. [DVD] Released by Quantum Leap.
True Stories: Maradona (1995). Assistant Editor. Directed by Marc de Beaufort. Produced by Central Television for Channel Four.
Someone Else’s America (1994). Assistant Editor. Directed by Goran Paskaljevic. A Film Four film.
Echo Website (2013). echoandnarcissus.co.uk . Documentation of installation and research project
Coral Houtman website (2013). coralhoutman.co.uk . Includes complete films and show reel.
For a list of peer reviewed academic articles, conferences organised and attended, and review articles, please see website at: coralhoutman.co.uk/research/
Coral enjoys playing the piano and has an Advanced Certificate in Piano from the Royal Academy of Music (1995). She is working hard to improve her jazz and playing in several bands in the local area.
References available on request