I was born in Blackburn, in the north of England and after many different lives, at the age of 32, with a desire to tell stories, I began making films. Initially this was in documentaries, but a focus on narrative has translated into other forms.
As a way of trying to make sense of my own life my films often focus on people driven by a singular passion that gives their life meaning. Whether it’s through hunting tornados or collecting super 8mm films, it seems in our own unique ways we are all searching for a purpose. No matter how strange or dangerous it may be, we all need something to help us make sense of the chaos of living.
My films have been lucky enough to win awards at a number of festivals, including 'Best documentary' at Berlin, Barcelona, New York and Leeds International film festivals. They have screened at over 100 film festivals around the globe, including Tribeca, Sheffield Docfest, DOC NYC, London Short Film Festival and many more. They have also garnered 7 Vimeo staff picks and been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Short of the Week and It's nice that.
My current documentary 'The Last Storm' had it's World Première at Tribeca Film Festival 2018, won Best Short Documentary at Hot Springs Documentary Festival and has qualified for the Oscars Best Short Documentary Competition.
CLIENTS : Warp Films, VICE, The Arts Council, Nationwide, Audi, AMEX, PIAS, Warchild, Fred Perry, Selfridges, British Airways