"Clementina - a Queen Without a Kingdom"

The film tells the story of the 18th-century Polish Princess Clementina Sobieska who married James Francis Stuart, also known as King James III and became would-be Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland but was never to visit or to reign in her three Kingdoms.

  • Zofia de Montfort
  • Zofia de Montfort
  • Zofia de Montfort
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Historical Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour
  • Completion Date:
    December 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Austria, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom
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  • Zofia de Montfort
Director Biography - Zofia de Montfort

I studied history of art at Birkbeck, University of London, and later completed a picture research course at The London School of Publishing.
I also worked at the National Archives in Kew gaining valuable skills in archive research, database management and cataloguing.

Since 2015 I have been involved in various film projects as an assistant producer, director and self-shooting filmmaker.

Education: BA History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London 2003-2007
London School of Publishing, Picture Research 2008
Raindance Film Training 2015
City Lit Documentary Filmmaking Course. 2015-2016
The Met Film School - Film Production Course 2018


2017 - A historical documentary film about
Clementina Sobieska (1702-1735), the wife of King James III
“Clementina - A Queen Without a Kingdom” (in pre-production)
Taster on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/176036995

2016-2017 Directing and producing a visual essay “Isa Levy: Different Lives”
(32 min), a film portrait of London based artist Isa Levy (on DVD)

Skills Editing (Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere)
Microsoft Office including Excel and Powerpoint
Camera Canon XC-15 HD 4K
Sound recording and sound post production (Audible, Reaper)
Voiceovers, subtitling, transcriptions from DVDs and MP3 files
Apple Mac Pro 15” and Windows-based PC
Literary translations, theatre plays, storyboards
Languages: Polish (native speaker), Latin, French, Italian and

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Director Statement

Princess Clementina Sobieska- Stuart, was the wife of King James III in-exile and the mother of Bonnie Prince Charlie.
I became captivated by the story of her life, Jacobites and their fight to restore the legitimate king to the throne.
There was never a documentary film about the exiled Stuarts living in Rome, so I would like to think that my film will ignite an interest in this not too- well- known period of the British and European history.