Greta Bellamacina is a poet, writer and filmmaker.
Greta published her first collection ‘Kaleidoscope' in 2011. In 2014 she was short-listed as the Young Poet Laureate of London. In 2015 she edited ‘A Collection of Contemporary British Love Poetry’ a survey of British love poetry. And founder of 'SMEAR' a feminist booklet for female poets.
She has been a writer-in-residence at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in LA. and Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine says Greta, “is garnering critical acclaim for her way with words and her ability to translate the classic poetic form into the contemporary creative landscape."
In 2016 she published ‘Perishing Tame’ “a dazzling meditation on motherhood, female identity, ennui and love” published by New River Press. Greta appeared on BBC Radio 3, literature programme The Verb to discuss her co-written collection of poetry with Robert Montgomery, ‘Points for Time in the Sky’, a pyschogeographical journey through modern Britain, and a rare example of collaborative poetry in British literature.
Greta attended RADA before studying at King’s College London, where she graduated in 2012 with a BA in English.
Her love for language and performance developed into a passion for filmmaking. In 2013 she wrote and featured in ‘A Love Letter To San Francisco’. The film pays homage to Woody Allen’s iconic film “Manhattan”, but from the perspective of a female voice. She has made films for CR Fashion Book, Purple.fr, NOWNESS and Vogue Italia.
‘Ezra Pound: The Last Cantos’, is a narrative short film she wrote and directed documenting the life of Ezra Pound’s 90 year-old daughter, Mary De Rachewiltz. Greta’s debut feature length documentary ‘The Safe House: A Decline Of Ideas’premiered in UK independent cinemas in May 2016. The film investigates the rise and decline of the British public library, featuring, Stephen Fry, John Cooper Clarke, Irvine Welsh and others.
As an activist for education and libraries, Greta has campaigned passionately writing pieces for the The Guardian and appearing on BBC Radio 4 programme, Saturday Live to discuss the future of the libraries for the next generation.
Greta’s work has been written about and featured in leading publications, fromDazed, I-D, Another Magazine, The Guardian, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Teen Vogue, Hunger, Wonderland, Interview, The Sunday Times, Evening Standard and others.
As a model she has featured in various fashion campaigns including, Stella McCartney, Burberry, AllSaints and & Other Stories. She is represented by VIVA Model Management & Ed Victor LTD literary agents.