Documentary Filmmaker Angie Davis leads a life that most of us can only dream of, a self-proclaimed digital nomad, Angie has been traveling the world for three years with her family producing award-winning documentaries.
This year, Angie can also add scholarship winner to her bow as the recent recipient of a scholarship with SAE Creative Media Institute to study the Masters of Creative Industries, which will allow her to continue a flexible lifestyle and study simultaneously.
With many aspiring students struggling with the challenge of balancing life and study, according to Angie it was the programme’s flexibility that attracted her to apply for the scholarship.
“That’s the beauty of the programme, I didn’t have to give up my career for a couple of years to participate, rather I could weave my professional work into the course curriculum and not lose professional momentum while gaining my qualification,” Angie says.
General Manager SAE Australasia, Lee Aitken says Angie’s award-winning documentary 'Double Barrel' impressed the scholarship panel.
“Angie is someone who embodies the scholarship requisites of demonstrating outstanding scholarly ability as well as strong leadership skills and creative potential; she is the kind of professional the flexibility of the course is designed to cater for,” Lee says.
“We all lead increasingly busy lives and advancing your study can sometimes seem like an impossibility. The difficulty in finding balance is one of the main factors potential students opt not to pursue postgraduate education.”
“Angie has demonstrated that the SAE Masters of Creative Industries allows for the student to study seamlessly, no matter what your situation, she proves that it is possible to manage work, life, family, study, even across time zones,” he says.
As well as producing documentaries, Angie is also a VR director, mother and partner. Her current project is developing her documentary, 'The Laps Tasmania', into a television series.
She is also utilising this process as a learning experience in her SAE Master of Creative Industries programme.
“I love the flexibility to study, work and to be remote – I am still a digital nomad and planning to be back in France for most of this year.”