Visual flair and a strong sense of story, over a decade of experience as a producer/director includes globally successful single docs and major TV series. I’m interested delving into a broad range of subjects from gritty social issues to quirky, humorous or inspiring character 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 to a high standard. 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. I’m often drawn to sensitive, controversial subject matters which I explore in films such as “Britain’s Hidden Homeless”, “Diary of a Teen Transsexual”, “Foodball’s Suicide Secret” and “Women in Prison”, but still like to throw some lighter, more joyous projects into the mix with films such as “Prom Crazy” and the series “Our Dancing Town”.
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 difference styles, working across all major channels for both UK and US broadcasters.