I’m a British freelance Director/Producer based in beautiful Devon, UK. I care about ideas, pictures, story, casting, light, sound, composition, lenses, frame rates, editing, music, permissions, parking, coffee, snacks, receipts, budgets and deadlines.
I love turning the pictures in my mind into video content. I’m equally happy making Idents, branded content, social media stop motion shorts, full-blown feature documentaries, corporate promos, music videos, charity films or TV commercials.
My work has featured on the BBC, Channel 4, Huffington Post and The Atlantic. Recent clients have included NASA, London Olympics, Samsung, Etsy, National Trust and Photobox. I’m also an Associate Lecturer in Media Arts at Plymouth University, UK.
I've been very lucky to do what I love for over two decades. My first career, spanning 12 years in BBC radio/TV news, saw me producing/directing some of the biggest stories in the region, working with national correspondents for the Six, One and Ten o’clock News. Since embarking on freelance directing/producing in 2006, I’ve won over 30 awards for my documentary portraits and experimental films.
I received my Foundation Diploma in Fine Art (distinction), MA in English from Cambridge University and Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Falmouth University. I also have Grade 8 viola (distinction).
Visual aesthetics, creativity, storytelling, interviewing, human beings, delivery
- I have run three successful crowdfunding campaigns raising over £30k.
- I worked in Paris for a year and speak French well.
- I helped deliver The Philharmonia Orchestra’s digital installation iOrchestra in 2015. iOrchestra went on to win the Royal Philharmonic Award for Audiences and Engagement.
- I draw and paint. In 2009, artist Kari Furre and I designed and fabricated a large-scale public sculpture for the Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre in Mansfield, Nottingham.
- I collaborated on a cinema experiment allowing an audience's bio-signals to 'choose' one of 4 possible narrative endings, published here Unconsciously interactive Films in a cinema environment—a demonstrative case study