Visual flair and a strong sense of story, over a decade of experience as a director includes globally successful single docs, major prime-time series, an RTS Award and two Mind Media Award nominations. I’ve worked for all the top UK & US broadcasters as well as for Netflix. A strong cinematographer with my own equipment, I also take my work through the edit and have a long track record in delivering well written, high quality films on time.
Equally happy managing large teams on location as I am working in a small, two-person crew, I’m skilled at gaining and maintaining access in sensitive situations including prisons, hospitals, schools and filming with vulnerable adults. I’ve worked with a range of on-screen talent. BBC and Raindance Film School trained, I have also written and directed drama screened at international film festivals.
I’m interested in delving into a broad range of subjects, from gritty, social or political issues to quirky or inspiring characters;
Telling extraordinary stories that change our perceptions of the world…
My career started at The BBC in 1998 where I trained in all areas of factual production, taking my camera-work to an advanced level.
My training continued under Patrick Uden at Uden Associates where as a junior producer I was taught how to write commentary and edit produce.
Cutting my director’s teeth on popular formats such as The Apprentie, Supernanny and Trauma (the first ever “blue flashing light” series), I eventually made the move towards single docs after winning a commission for my idea “Glamour Models, Mum & Me” for BBC3, which continues to be screened around the world.
Having always had an interest in drama as well as documentary, 2013 saw me complete a Diploma in writing and directing drama for the screen at Raindance Film School.
I have written and directed two short films which screened at international festivals and have my first feature length drama in the pipeline.
I always remain flexible to different styles, working across all major channels for both UK and US broadcasters.