Naomi Wright is an award-winning director and co-founder of the film and TV production company Silver Salt Films.
"Packs a punch"
Naomi began her career on the flagship documentary arts series 'The South Bank Show' on ITV and since then has directed documentaries for Channel 4, ITV1, BBC2 and Sky Arts. Over the years she has filmed a huge range of people, from Jude Law and Ruth Rendell to Peaches Geldof and Germaine Greer. Memorable moments include being stuck in a mud-slide in Chile with best-selling author Isabel Allende, filming Grayson Perry in his studio, and documenting the artwork of patients in Broadmoor.
Naomi is co-founder and director of the production company Silver Salt Films, which she runs with producer Helen Jones. Naomi executive produced Silver Salt Films' first feature film 'Censor' which premiered at Sundance and Berlin 2021 and is currently on general release in the US (UK to follow).
Naomi has also written and directed several short fiction films. 'String' screened at fourteen international film festivals and won four audience awards and 'Join My Band' also screened all over the world. Her work is visually striking and playful with a bold use of colour. This is grounded by naturalistic and fluid camerawork inspired by her documentary background.
Naomi is currently developing 'Blind Ambition', her debut feature film as writer-director, co-writing with the award-winning comedian Georgie Morrell. The film's development is being supported by the BFI. The duo have also co-written a comedy TV pilot. Naomi was selected for the 2018 Bird's Eye View Filmonomics Programme and for the BFI Network x BAFTA crew 2020/21. In 2020 she was selected for the Directors UK Inspire programme and is being mentored by Sarah Gavron. Naomi is a member of Cinesisters, WFTV, Directors UK and Raising Films.