Hello, my name is Owen Davey (sometimes known as OD Davey for musical purposes) and I am a UK based writer, director and performer, working in song, film and the gallery. In 2014 I founded Video Strolls, a nonprofit that curates art and film events that explore place and journeying.

I am currently an AHRC North West Consortium funded and Disabled Students Allowance supported PhD candidate at the University of Salford, doing practice-based research into ‘The Enfoldment of Song and First Person Filmmaking‘.

My music includes Remote EP (Klaar, 2011), Dawn Hills EP (Klaar, 2013), Catgut Tape LP (Tomlab, 2015), Some Waking Woman LP (Tomlab, 2018), Sylvan EP(Knives, coming 2021).

As a curator with Video Strolls, I have programmed for Flat Pack Festival, Alchemy Moving Image, LUX, Trip Space, Hayward Gallery, MK Gallery, Caught By The River, Stoke Newington Literary Festival and Archway With Words.

Lecturing, mentoring or care work has been given at University for the Creative Arts, University of Salford, British and Irish Modern Music Institute, Arts Emergency, London and Essex borough councils.

Journalism has been published by the English & Media Centre, Media Magazine, Caught By The River and Den Of Geek.

Collaborators include Sim Hutchins, Graw Bockler, Miles Umney, Kathryn Joseph, Megan Cullen, Sebastien Chou, Tim Wells, Rebecca Perry, Jemima Foxtrot, Vida Vega, Joe Shakespeare, Emma Lane, Craig Bilham and Anthony Barkworth-Knight.

Clients have included Felt Publishing, HOLM Films, Publicis, Rowan Arts, Film Club Productions, the European Commission, Hits The Fan Records, Fierce Panda Records, Kew, UKTV and Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum.

Awards, nominations and grants for projects I have worked on have been given by the NWCDTP, Santander, Ideastap, British Animation Awards, Prix Europa, London International Awards, Portable Film Festival, Kinsale, British Arrows Craft Awards, Rowan Arts and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Thanks a for visiting this website and please email owen@videostrolls.com for communications, collaborations and commissions.





owen.davey@gmail.com / 07870744031


Born in Stavanger, Norway, 1987.

Raised in rural Aberdeenshire and Essex, now living in Manchester, UK


PhD ‘Song and First Person Filmmaking’ – current, AHRC North West Consortium

MA Contemporary Performance Practice – Distinction, University of Salford, 2020

Bloomberg Live Broadcast Training Scheme, Roundhouse Trust, completed, 2011

BA (Hons) Digital Screen Arts – First Class, University for the Creative Arts, 2009


Recording Artist, Tomlab Records, 2015-

Founder/Co-Curator/Co-producer, Video Strolls, 2014-

Disability Adviser/Academic Study Skills Tutor, BIMM Manchester, 2016-

Associate Lecturer, UCA Farnham: Digital Film & Screen Arts BA, 2015-

Mentor (voluntary), Arts Emergency Charity, 2015-

Contributing Writer/Film Critic, Media Magazine, 2005-

Contributing Writer – Artists’ Film, Caught By The River, 2016-

Manager/Producer, Reel Islington Film Festival, 2015

Film-Curator, Limen: Mirror City Arts Festival, 2014

Reel Islington Community Film Committee member (voluntary), 2013-15

Composer for Screen, Felt Publishing, 2011-14

Live Broadcast Camera Operator/Editor, Roundhouse/freelance, 2011-2016

Writer/Director, The Story Times, UKTV, 2010


Sylvan EP, Knives, 2021

Some Waking Woman LP, Tomlab, 2017

The Human Noise We Sat There Making Comp., Gold Flake Paint, 2016

Catgut Tape LP, Tomlab, 2015

Dawn Hills EP, Russian Leisure/Motto, 2013


Santander Travel Award, 2021

AHRC North West Consortium, full-time scholarship, 2020

New Beginnings: Creative Brief, 1st Prize, Ideastap, 2015

Endings: Creative Brief, 1st Prize, Ideastap, 2015

Heritage Lottery Fund, Rowan Arts, 2014

My London, Shortlisted, East End Film Festival, 2014

Rising: Creative Brief, 2nd Prize, Ideastap, 2013

Best Animation, Winner, Kinsale, 2012

Protest: Creative Brief, 1st Prize, Ideastap, 2012

Winner, Portable Film Festival, 2009

Third Prize, Prix Europa Festival, Berlin, 2009


Ultimate Discovery, Factory Records exhibition film, Museum of Science and Industry, 2021

Grow Wild, soundtrack, Kew Gardens, 2019

Foreign Love, National Service: music video, Fierce Panda Records, 2019

Home: film soundtrack, Carsick Pictures, 2019

White Paint Spills, BBC News, 2017

The Outtakes, Kathryn Joseph/Hits The Fan Records, 2016

Pow, Bloodaxe Books, 2015

Robey, Seven Sisters Stories Exhibition, 2014

The Ouse Project, MK Gallery, 2013

The Story Times: Episodes 1-6, UKTV, 2010

The Making of Godard & Others, New Troy Productions, 2010

Mi’au, Myau, Film Club/Th1ng, 2009


Use Hearing Protection, film commission, Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, 2021

Lockdown Prayer, Arrival Festival, University of Salford, 2020

Turns, dance/installation performance, HOME MCR, 2020

Manchester Open, Shiner: video artwork, HOME MCR, 2020

Brief Flights, group film screening, Manchester, 2020

Fuck The Digital, video installation, group exhibition, London, 2019

Some Waking Woman, film series screening, Papiripar Festival, Hamburg, 2019

Turns, video installation, Arrival Festival, 2019

Turns, dance/installation performance, New Adelphi Theatre, 2019

Video Strolls, Stoke Newington Literary Festival, London, 2017

So What Do You Do Exactly, SLAM, London, 2016

The Magick Cinema, Cafe ORT, Birmingham, 2016

Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, 2016

The Listening Booth, thelisteningbooth(dot)co(dot)uk, 2016

London Arts Board, Peckham, 2016

The Magic Cinema, Cafe ORT, Birmingham, 2016

Video Strolls: Urban Rivers, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, 2016

Polyphonie X, 331 London, 2015

Here + Now: Hidden Features, Edinburgh, 2015

Scalarama Film Festival, Cafe ORT, Birmingham, 2015

Flatpack Film Festival, Centrala, Birmingham, 2015

The Magic Cinema, Cafe ORT, Birmingham, 2015

Norwich Underground Film Club, Octagon Chapel, Norwich, 2015

New London Docs, Reel Islington Film Festival, 2015

Limen: Mirror City, Tripspace, London, 2014

Reel Islington Film Club, The Fire Station, London, 2014

Archway With Words, The Hideaway, 2014

Seven Sisters Stories, McKensie Pavillion, London, 2014

The Magic Cinema, Cafe ORT, Birmingham, 2014

Godard & Others Premier, East End Film Festival, Genesis Cinema, 2014

My London, East End Film Festival, London, 2014

Still Walking Festival, Cafe ORT, 2014

The Magic Cinema, Cafe ORT, Birmingham, 2013

The Ouse, MK Gallery, 2013

New York Children’s Film Festival, 2011

Stuttgart International Festival, 2010

PechaKucha, Biennale of Sydney, 2009.

Degree Show, UCA Farnham, 2009.


Video Strolls: Quiet Spaces, co-film-curator, Leytonstone Film Club, 2019

Video Strolls, co-film-curator, Artefact, Birmingham, 2019

Video Strolls, co-film-curator/producer, West Hampstead Cinema Club, 2018

New Town Utopia, co-film-curator, Flatpack Festival, 2018

The Haunted Landscape, co-film-curator, London Fortean Society, 2017

Video Strolls, co-curator, Stoke Newington Literary Festival 2017

London Overground, co-curator, Flatpack Festival 2017

Video Strolls: The Sun Came Dripping, Alchemy Festival, Harwick, 2017

Birmingham’s What I Think With, Producer/Co-curator, BFI/Flatpack, 2016

Video Strolls: New Work by Michael Smith, Co-Curator, AWW Fest, 2016

Video Strolls: Central Library, Co-curator, Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, 2016

Video Strolls: Urban Rivers, Co-curator/Producer, MK Gallery, 2016

Video Strolls: BirminghamCo-curator/Producer, Scalarama Film Festival, 2015

Reel Islington Film Club: Andrew Kotting’s Gallivant, London Met University, 2015

Video Strolls Edinburgh II, Sofie’s Bar, 2015

Video Strolls: Urban Wandering, Co-curator, Flatpack Film Festival, 2015

New London Docs, Curator/Producer, Reel Islington Film Festival, 2015

Reel Islington Film Festival, Manager/ProducerReel Islington Film Festival, 2015

Limen: Mirror City Arts Festival, Film-Curator, 2014

Video Strolls: Spokenword, Co-Curator/Producer, Archway With Words, 2014

Video Strolls Edinburgh I, Sofie’s Bar, 2014

Video Strolls: Walking FilmsCo-Curator/Producer, Still Walking Festival, 2014


Video Strolls Column – Artists’ Film, Caught By The River, 2016-2017

Contributing Writer – Film & Digital Media, Media Magazine, 2004-2016

Contributing Writer – Film, Den Of Geek, 2008