I Make Films For…
Citi 200: Cities Reborn. Citibank.
History documentary commercial for Citibank's 200th anniversary. 1 of 4....
Citi 200: Transatlantic Telegraph Cable.
History documentary commercial for Citibank's 200th birthday. 1 of 4. How the...
Working Lives. BBC World. 5 min cut down.
5 min cut down of BBC World's Working Lives: Tbilisi documentary. Produced,...
Lebara Mobile: Clap Your Hands
40 sec TV Commercial for Lebara featuring many singing children. Shot in...
Red Kite Learning - Tell/Don't Tell
Test Commercial. When a job interview goes seriously wrong. Cut from a drama I...
Thought Leaders 1. Fortis Bank.
1 of 3 long form documentary style commercials. Tony Fernandes of Air Asia on...
A Bit About Me
I’m a versatile film-maker working across several genres, bringing the techniques from each to the others. It’s a creative method that results in exceptional films. I’ve been doing it for 14 years.
I specialise in strikingly visual, innovative documentaries, in directing children, and in getting powerful, personal performances in both drama and documentary.
I direct, write and produce documentary, drama, commercials, corporate and brand films. My broadcast TV work has appeared on BBC, ITV, C4, Five, SciFi and CNBC and includes Panorama, Time Team and Blue Peter. I’ve had films in festivals worldwide, and a TV show that made front page news. I’ve made commercials for Citibank, Lebara Mobile and Fortis, and corporate films for Land Rover, Sainsbury’s, and NHS among others.
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I look for exciting, new ways to tell a story. My Citibank commercials made innovative use of archive, blending it with animation and contemporary footage to create a striking new technique.
My educational drama, Tell/Don’t Tell, played with traditional linear narrative; it’s an interactive choose your own adventure drama, where you make the choices that drive the story.
The heart of all my film making is the simple and often forgotten skill of creating powerful performances, be it interviews or drama.
I love directing children. I used to work on Blue Peter, and have since made commercials, documentaries and dramas with kids. It takes personality, patience and playfulness to bring out children on screen, but it results in powerful stuff!
My documentaries feature strong character performances that come from empathy between director and contributor, putting the contributor at ease and giving them what they need to shine. Easier said than done, but it’s something I have perfected over 14 years!
My dramas are gritty, challenging stories with powerful performances, often from young, inexperienced actors. Directing drama requires passionate collaboration. I focus on story and performance above all else.
I am a member of The Royal Television Society, The Directors’ Guild of Great Britain and the The British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneurs. I am represented for commercials in the UK by MCQ Films and in Italy by Riviera Films. I have filmed in 16 countries on 4 continents. I shoot and cut.