Growing up in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, with solid ambitions of working in film and television, luck came knocking when in 2013, a £15m budget Sky One comedy series was shot locally and invited young people to train as apprentices. At the tender age of 18, I was trained as an assistant editor and given a premium film school experience on how to make a series.
Jumping into freelancing immediately after this opportunity, I developed a name with Canon and Blackmagic Design featuring in articles, events and industry screenings as a prolific shooter on their equipment.
At 21, I moved to London and pitched with a business partner a short documentary series for All4, which was commissioned by Jody Smith and later nominated for a BANFF World Media Award for Outstanding Short Doc-series.
In the following years, I produced short-form content for brands such as BBC, Comic Relief, sexual health campaigns, TikTok, and built a reputation as a freelance self-shooting director.
My passion is in scripted, especially in finding true stories that don’t sit fully in documentary but lend themselves perfectly for drama. In my short film BLURRED LINES (2022), I took inspiration from the real life lawsuit between Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and the Marvin Gaye estate, using deposition transcripts to construct a narrative piece with a documentary temperament. The short has recently won Best British Drama at Discover fIlm Awards, been screened at Oscar/BAFTA qualifying festivals, and a nomination for Best Director at NYFA 2022.
In my body of work, I am exploring INSIGHTS, which can be a fact, a statistic or a viral video, and enjoy the challenge of adapting these into narrative content.