Tania Safi is an investigative-gonzo media journalist, producer, and lives for social and political visual story telling.
Considered Sydney’s Best Film Maker of 2012, and winner of an international film festival hosted by the United Nations (NYC), Safi’s films have been screened across the United States, Spain, Belgium, the Middle East, and over 30 parts of Australia.
After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Digital Art at Sydney University (Sydney College of the Arts), Safi went on to direct, produce, and edit media in Lebanon, Syria, Indonesia, India, the United States, and across Australia. Her projects varied from creating music videos for Fender to traveling to India with The Freedom Fund (UK) to document NGO’s that fought against human trafficking and child slavery.
Working briefly as motion graphics animator for The Roast (ABC), Safi went on to follow her true calling working as producer, shooter, and editor of Newslab, a web-series and satirical comedy team directed by creators of The Chaser. Based in Sydney, Newslab produced a constant flow of gonzo-journalist videos, culture jamming the trendsetters to confronting political mishaps in Australia. In this, Safi produced and co-directed the LiberalHQ series (2013), the parody series based in a fake Liberal Head Quarters. She also micromanaged as digital strategist for the company’s clients, often shooting, producing, and/or editing video content to draw awareness and traffic to their campaign.
Safi also produced the world’s-first Sydney Museum of Words, which received global attention and/or controversy. The Museum ran in November 2013 in Potts Point and across April-July 2014 in The Rocks, providing an exhibition of words and definitions on loan by high profile figures that Safi contacted. These were figures she both admired and despised, including Julian Assange, Gina Rinehart, Andrew Denton, Julian Morrow, and even Her Majesty The Queen.