Daisy is a documentary filmmaker with 25 director credits for BBC, Channel 4, Irish Film Board and the BFI over the last two decades. She has won and been nominated for a number of awards, including a Grierson, RTS Best Documentary Series and a BAFTA. She has served on juries for Bafta, RTS, Grierson, Sheffield Docfest and the London Film Festival, as well as participating in international documentary festivals such as NYC Docs, Bok o Bok Moscow, IDFA in Amsterdam and Tribeca. She has filmed stories in Zimbabwe, Kyrgyzstan, India, Russia, Pakistan, Japan, Iceland and across the USA.
Recent work includes Greatest Motherf***er, a feature about the singer songwriter John Grant recovering from an evangelical Christian childhood and an HIV diagnosis; the BFI archive and music film Queerama, which toured the world for a year and was released on BFI DVD; After the Dance, a BBC Storyville feature about her own mother’s secret adoption from County Clare; and This is Not Us, a documentary installation at the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts about the One Direction fandoms rejection of her documentary about them.
Daisy is a Senior Lecturer in creative video and screen documentary at both MA and foundation level at Goldsmiths, University of London. She holds an AHRC-funded Creative and Critical Practice PhD from the University of Sussex. Her research interests are: representation and shame, performances of gender and sexuality, hybridised forms of documentary filmmaking, representations of class, queer storytelling, archive film, practice research methodologies and industry diversification.