Extensive experience with sensitive access and both vulnerable and high profile contributors, as well as institutional access such as schools and hospitals. Very good at building & maintaining tricky relationships.
Experienced self-shooter - shot and directed observational documentaries for prime-time broadcast on variety of cameras and prime lenses [C300, FS7, Sony PMW, DSLR].
Edit producer on short and long form for prime time broadcast and VICE media [Proficient editor on FCP, Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop].
Foreign filming experience including remote and challenging environments. US I-VISA valid till 2020.
Selected for the ‘Ones to Watch’ talent scheme at 2014 Guardian International Edinburgh Television Festival.
SHINE TV | SHOOTING PD| CHANNEL 4: HUNTED S5/ CELEBRITY HUNTED S3 [May 2019 to Present]
[SP John Joe Bardsley, ExecP Tom Williams/ Tom Fulford ]
Embedded director on the fugitive side, following, filming and living the stories of one team of contestants.
CURIOUS FILMS | SHOOTING PD| BBC3: BRITAIN’S YOUNGEST FOOTBALL BOSS [10*20 min] [October 2018 to May 2019]
[EP Dov Freedman, Charlie Russell, Commissioner Michael Jochnowitz]
Following West Ham Ladies football team over a season in their first year in the ‘Women’s Super League’ and the 18 year old son of billionaire David Sullivan who has been tasked with managing them. BBC3’s first ‘live’ access series – where we release the films as we’re making the series. Shooting, directing and edit producing half of the series.
LABEL1 | SHOOTING PD| BBC2: SCHOOL [6*60 min] [Jan 2018 to October 2018]
[EP Jo Able, Lorraine Charker-Phillips, Simon Dickson, S.Ed Hamish Fergusson, SP Beatrice Smith, Comm.Ed Claire Sillery]
In the vain of Hospital – filming over the course of an academic year in 3 schools in Bristol - observational series that looks at the state of the education system in the UK in an age of continued cutbacks through observationally filming at three schools in Bristol. Shot and directed two episodes, edit produced one.
FIRECRACKER | PRODUCER/ DIRECTOR – MASTER INTERVIEWS | W: DR. CHRISTIAN WILL SEE YOU NOW [October 2018]
[SP Helen Shearer, EP Federico Ruiz]
OPTOMEN | SHOOTING PD| C4: GENDERQUAKE [2*47 min]
[SP Hamish Fergusson, EP Nick Hornby]
Two part series exploring interactions between a group of people with different gender identities, from cis gender to trans to non-binary and gender fluid. Involved observational filming, building and following storylines with sensitive access.
VICE | IN-HOUSE SHOOTING PRODUCER DIRECTOR / EDIT PRODUCER | JUNE 2016-JAN 2018 – see links on website
RAISED WITHOUT GENDER – 30mins – Raising families outside of the gender norms in Sweden
TARGETED INDIVIDUALS – 50mins – Documentary exploring a group of individuals who believe they are targeted and mind controlled by the government but in fact have symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia. SHOOTING PRODUCER – 25mins – UNDERCOVER MIGRANT - Undercover as an economic migrant in Brexit Britain.
THE GARDEN | DV DIRECTOR | C4: BRING ME BACK TO LIFE [1*47 min]
[PD Graeme McAuley, EP Nick Curwin, Magnus Temple, Kate Collier. Comm. Ed. Alisa Pomeroy]
Shooting split shifts with the PD on an observational documentary about the patients of the Southampton Intensive Care Units. Self-shooting and directing on C300. Sensitive access and relationship building with families whose loved ones have come into ICU with their lives hanging in the balance.
RDF TELEVISION | SHOOTING PD & EDITOR | BBC3: DO YOU BELIEVE IN PSYCHICS? [2*8 min]
[EP Daniel Fromm, Comm.Ed. Damien Kavanagh]
MINNOW FILMS | PRODUCER | C4: FROM LAGOS TO LONDON: BRITAIN’S NEW SUPER-RICH [1*47 min] [EP Ruth Kelly, Morgan Matthews, PD James Dawson, Comm.Ed: Siobhan Sinnerton]
MINNOW FILMS | SHOOTING PRODUCER | BBC3/ BBC2 MISS TRANSGENDER: BRITAIN’S NEW BEAUTY QUEENS [1*60 min]
[EP Ruth Kelly, Morgan Matthews, PD Jasleen Kaur Sethi, Comm.Ed: Asif Hassan]
LITTLE GEM TV | SHOOTING PRODUCER | C4 FUNDED DEV: NEVER WORKED A DAY [MD: Ben Gale, Comm.Ed : Lucy Leveugle/ David Glover]
BLAST! FILMS | SHOOTING AP | C4: THE CATCH [8*47 min] [EP Nick Hornby, SD James Incledon, SP Jo Hughes. Comm.Ed: Emma Cooper]
BLAST! FILMS | SHOOTING AP | US : UNPLUGGED NATION [8*42 min] [PD Mark Beech, EP Nick Cory-Wright, SP Emma Jones]
RAW TELEVISION | SHOOTING AP | C4: ON THE EDGE AND ONLINE [1*47 min]
Guardian Pick of the day: “Touching film” |The Times “Haunting” |The Telegraph “Excellent documentary” [PD Chris McGlaughlin, EP Louise Norman, Comm.Ed: Emily Jones]
CPL PRODUCTIONS | SHOOTING/EDITING PRODUCER | C4 FUNDED DEVP : OFF-GRIDDERS [Comm.Ed: Nick Hornby, EP Eve Kay]
ALCHEMY FILMS | LOCATION DIRECTOR | OUTSPOKEN [Feature Doc] [dir. Sarita Siegal]
ROUGHCUT TV | PRODUCER | BBC3: TYGER TAKES ON LOVE [3*60 min] [PD Sam Wilkinson. EP. Neil Calow & Dominique Walker]
TWO FOUR BROADCAST | ASSISTANT PRODUCER | C4 : STAMMER SCHOOL [1*47] [PD Paula Wittig/ Saskia Smith, Comm: Emily Jones]
SPECIAL EDITION FILMS | SHOOTING AP | BBC3: UNDERAGE AND OVER THE LIMIT [1*60] [PD Louis Grover. EP. Mira King. Commissioner Elliot Reed] “Guardian pick of the day”
MA DISTINCTION – DOCUMENTARY FILM – UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON 2010
MSC DISTINCTION – SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY – LSE 2009
BSC FIRST CLASS WITH HONOURS – ECONOMICS WITH PHILOSOPHY – UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM 2006
REFERENCES (contact details and other references available on request)
JOHN JOE BARDSLEY – Series Producer – HUNTED S5
TOM WILLIAMS – Exec Producer – HUNTED S5
DOV FREEDMAN – Executive Producer – BRITAIN’S YOUNGEST FOOTBALL BOSS
CHARLIE RUSSELL – Executive Producer - BRITAIN’S YOUNGEST FOOTBALL BOSS
JO ABLE – Executive Producer – SCHOOL
HAMISH FERGUSSON – Series Editor – SCHOOL, Series PD – GENDERQUAKE
NICK HORNBY – Executive Producer – GENDERQUAKE
MILENE LARSSON – Head of Video – VICE