I am a filmmaker of documentaries, music videos and commercials, who is always on the lookout for compelling stories in strange places.
I was born in Blackburn and grew up in a working class family in the North of England. After working many different jobs, from labouring to working in the NHS, the desire to tell and share stories came to the fore and I began making films. Initially this was in documentaries, but a focus on narrative has translated into other forms.
My films have had the honour of winning awards at a number of festivals, including 'Best documentary' at Berlin, Barcelona, New York and Leeds International film festivals. They have screened at over 200 film festivals around the globe, including Tribeca, Sheffield Docfest, DOC NYC, London Short Film Festival and many more. They have also garnered 8 Vimeo Staff Picks and been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and Short of the Week.
My documentary 'The Last Storm' had it's World Première at Tribeca Film Festival 2018, won the Jury Prize at Hot Springs Documentary Festival, Arkansas and qualified for the Oscars Best Short Documentary Competition 2020.
In 2019 I also had the privilege of being the President of the International Feature documentary Jury at the 2019 Sofia International Film Festival.
CLIENTS : AirBnB, AMEX, Braun, Fred Perry, Google, Nationwide, International Olympic Committee, International Paralympics Committee, Red Bull, Selfridges, VICE, Warchild, Warp Films, WIRED
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