I'm a producer/director shooting feature films, TV, and commercials.
I've been making films since I was 11 when I stole my father's family video camera and have been directing films ever since. My drama background and editing experience enables me to have a strong sense of story and what might be needed for the edit to work.
After initially taking a liking to straight drama, I have recently moved in to producing more genre based work with some sci-fi, action-adventure and a western project on the slate.
I was nominated Best Drama Director by the Royal Television Society (WoE) in 2016 for my work on the sci-fi show, Horizon.
I have extensive experience of:
· Multi-camera shoots
· Martial Arts/Action
· Visual Effects/CGI/Green screen
· Pyrotechnics/Special Effects
· Young performers/child actors
I am also a member of Directors UK.
I have written two books on film-making published worldwide by Michael Wiese Productions. “Shooting Better Movies: The Student Film-makers' Guide” was released in 2017 and my second book, "Making your first Blockbuster" was released in March 2019.
Transient - Short film, Producer/Director/Editor
Polar Bear Windows - TV commercial, Producer/Director/Editor
Fear the Invisible Man - Feature film, Producer/Director
Hobbes House - Feature film, Producer
Horizon - Feature film, Producer/Director, sold internationally
We May Be Shadows - Short horror film, Director/Producer
You Beautiful - Music Promo, Producer/Director, broadcast MTV
Ashes - Short film drama, Producer/Director
The Christmas Storybook - 1 x 30 Single for ITV, Director/Producer
Winter’s End - Short drama film for ITV, Director/Producer
Coldharbour - Short drama film, Writer/Director
Projection - Short drama film/TV, Director, broadcast ITV
Maria - Short drama film, Director/Producer
Broken Links - ”We're All Paranoid” - Music Promo, Director
Nancy - “Over Again” - Music Promo, Director/Producer
Franko: Vienna - Music Promo, Director/Producer
Franko: Eye of the Storm - Music Promo, Producer/Director
The Perfect Date - Short drama film, Director/Producer
The Christmas Eve Snowfall - Short drama film for ITV, Director/Producer
Katie's Mission - Short war film, Director/Producer
Can't Stop Exercising - Series/TV, self_shooting director, BBC Television
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2019 - Royal Television Society (WoE) Best Visual Effects Nomination "Horizon 2"
2016 - Royal Television Society (WoE) Best Drama Director Nomination "Horizon"
2016 - Nominated Grand Jury Best Director for “Horizon” at Bilbao WebFest.
2016 - HollyWeb Festival, Los Angeles - Winner Best Sci-fi & Best Visual Effects "Horizon"
2016 - Official film festival selection for "Horizon": Hollyweb, Vancouver Webfest,
Idyllwild Fest, Miami Super Geek festival, DC Webfest, Toronto Webfest, SeriesFest,
Melbourne WebFest. ITV Fest Vermont.
2011 - Official selection Encounters International Film Festival Short film “ Maria”.
2004 - Winner Bronze Award, Houston Film Festival USA - Short film “Coldharbour” (Writer/Director)