About:

Always loves a drama.

I’m a director with a distinct combination: tech savvy, a creative edge and editorial judgement. My technical background has allowed me to create exciting action sequences, technically challenging scenes to create striking visual imagery.

Some of my drama has won multi-awards at festivals, while my TV programmes have been picked to lead or wrap a series, and has even gained Guardian Newspapers’ programme of the week.

Writer: Creative, characters, narrative, beats, arcs, motifs, dialogue, US friendly.
Cast:  Collaborative with actors: empathetic emotion and truthful performances.

I love collaborating with actors and presenters to secure engaging and truthful performances, and have a vast range of genre experience from commercials to factual to drama.

Action:   Fights, shooting, stabbing, car chases & turns & crashes, underwater.
SFX:  Scene extensions, crowd replication, day-for-night, pyrotechnics, CGI.
Storyboards: 2D & 3D explanations for complex sequences + SFX + CGI.

I’ve extensively travelled and have directing crewed shoots across North America, UAE, Australia, Barbados, Russia and Europe.

Manager: Efficient planning across heads of departments.
Shoot: Multi-camera crewed, multiple story lines, coverage, elastic sequences.

Other genres include multi-camera entertainment and current affairs; live and as-for-live in broadcast studios, through to self-shooting on smaller documentaries with FS7, C300, F800 cameras with primes, jibs, sliders, sound and lighting.

Self-shoot: FS7, C300, F800 with primes, jibs, sliders, sound and lighting.
Self-edit: AVID Media Composer, FX, Grade. Primetime credits on BBC, ITV & C4.

I started in the TV industry over 25 years ago as an editor and spliced together many primetime programmes across entertainment, factual, observational documentaries, current affairs and sport – useful skills to ensure what’s been shot elegantly dovetails together! As a result, I can self-edit on AVID and have recently edited 48’ drama/docs through to commission-winning sizzles for prime-time drama series.

I have also had the privilege to coach further education degree students at Ravensbourne University London, The MetFilm School London and Sheffield Hallam University at BA and/or MA level, across multi-camera drama directing and factual production.

Locked video examples and references on request.

Certificates:

BBC Safeguarding Trust Certificates x 4
BBC Safe Management of Productions
ITV: Security, Privacy, Fire Safety.
Endemol Shine Anti Corruption.
PADI Open water diving