Support a Sober hero

Working with my team at Macmillan Cancer Support, I shot and edited this short film. The aim was to show some love and support for the wonderful sober heroes who are raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support this month. This was a really good fun project, which I shot a Sony FS7 in about half a day. It features Macmillan staff: Bob, Liam and Emma (voiceover). The video has been pretty successful online, having around 30,000 organic views in the first 24hrs ofRead more

Learning to Breathe at Raindance

I’m chuffed to announce that feature film Learning to Breathe, which I shot with director Dan Turner in Tobago in 2014, has been screened as a part of the Official Selection at Raindance Film Festival 2016. Here’s me, Dan Turner and Alice Walker-Mitchell (Production Manager, Pizza Lover and woman of many talents) on the red carpet. It’s a great festival, championing independent film from all around the world, and we were proud to have the film screen alongside some other great piecesRead more

Totaljobs: Take Aim, Hire.

Whilst working as a Junior Creative at Casual Films, I developed and scripted this fairy tale inspired concept, with a twist… and a little nod to Roald Dahl, of course! The client loved it and increased their budget in order to ensure that it was super slick. The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers. She whips a pistol from her knickers. (Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes)Read more

Showreel 2015

My current showreel of my personal projects and work at Elstree UTC. At the moment I am working on a series of documentary shorts about A.S. Neill’s Summerhill School and a film about a sailor/daredevil explorer who recently celebrated his 100th birthday. Elstree UTC provides education for 14-19 year olds specialising in creative arts, film and music. My team and I have established Elstree UTC Productions, which works as a model film production company in which the students work onRead more

Suffolk Silhouette Sanctuary

My sister Beth is a hula hooper. Whilst staying at my parents farm out in the countryside, we spotted a lovely sunset and made this. Sometimes spontaneous is best! We’re thinking about making a little series of these including some artist collaboration.Read more

Marbles at Arch1 Film Festival

‘Marbles’ was screened at the quirky Arch1 Festival, held in an underground venue, in December 2014 to a very warm reception. Following the screening I joined other filmmakers for a Q&A session. It was a lovely, festive event. Lots of Christmas jumpers being worn and good chats about creative projects. Marbles will be screened again at Arch1 in the Spring as a part of the festival’s awards screening. “Located in the heart of East London, the Arch Film Festival was foundedRead more

Digital Sputnik Launch & Optikinetics Visuals

Digital Sputnik DS LED Launch & Visuals by Optikinetics from The Elstree UTC on Vimeo. In January 2014 Elstree UTC held the UK launch for Digital Sputnik’s DS LED lighting system. We were lucky enough to have visuals by Neil rice and Optikinetics which totally transformed our project space. I shot and put together a short video with music by Sam Lewis-Wall who also works there.Read more

Elstree UTC Visit from Jordu Schell

At the moment I’m working at Elstree UTC, a specialist creative arts educational institution, running film projects with 14-19 year olds. You can read more about the UTC on the website here: http://elstreeutc.co.uk Recently we’ve worked on some super exciting things. We had a visit from Jordu Schell, sculptor who created creatures for films such as ‘Avatar’ and ‘Men in Black’ who came in and did a 4 hour live sculpt. We live streamed this from our website as well asRead more

Shackleton Banjos Kickstarter Project

In 2013 I produced and directed a video for an exciting new project – Shackleton Banjos. The project aim was to bring banjo making back to England and for their banjo, the Shackleton to be the first affordable banjo made in England for 60 years. This was shot over a three days, including shoots with banjo players and with members of  The Great British Banjo Company. It was a great shoot and something which I am very proud to haveRead more