About

Liverpool (UK) based filmmaker and video artist, my films have won awards and been screened at venues and festivals around the world including the ICA, the British Film Institute, the Al Jazeera International Documentary Festival, the British Museum and the London International Documentary Festival.

Alongside producing my own work I was also a Director and a contributing member of media co-operative The Bristol Cable and a contributing photo/videographer for several music promotional projects around Bristol.

I’ve a range of experience in broadcast TV (both drama and factual) I have worked for broadcasters such as the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Al Jazeera and for award winning independents such as CTVC and October Films. I have experience of all aspects of TV and filmmaking from Camera Trainee, Researcher to Director and Editor.

I have also worked on ground breaking participatory media and education web projects, trained community groups in video production and taught English language. This has given me a rare mixture of classroom, community and digital teaching experience. Full details included in my CV.

I am passionate about social equality and justice. I have mentored a young asylum seeker from Afghanistan, I was a management commitee member of Dover Detainee Visitors Group, I made films for various charities and undertook training with the British Institute of Human Rights.

I have travelled, filmed and volunteered around the world in places such as Burma, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Nepal and I have experience of working with people of mixed ages, skills and abilities from diverse ethnic, social and economic groups in the UK and internationally.

Skills

  • High level communication.
  • Shooting using HD cameras and DSLRs.
  • Video editing with a range of software (Premiere, FCP, Avid).
  • Building interactives using various tools.
  • Digital skills – content creation, media sharing sites, WordPress and Joomla CMS, basic HTML and analytics.
  • Intermediate level Spanish.

A bit of biography

The descendant of Jarrow Marchers, born to a teenage, single mother on the dole and a former pupil of a school branded by national press as England’s worst after years languishing at the very bottom of the national school league table.

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