|Year||Role / Type||Name of Production / Director|
|2016 - 2017||Director |
|O strannostyakh lyubvi|
|Polsky / Switchboard Operator|
|Talk In Colour / The Cell [Telegrams Remix]|
|2010 - 2011||Director |
|Dido / It Comes and It Goes|
|Emmanuel Jal / War Child|
Year Qualification Where 1995 Medicine University of Sheffield
I graduated with a BA in Medicine but left to pursue my love of film at NYU. Shortly after graduating from the NYU postgraduate scheme I, along with three other directors, was chosen to produce a three-minute piece shot in a day, Random Nights, as part of the FilmFour Lab launch at Edinburgh Film Festival. My first film, Groove On A Stanley Knife, was partly funded by YMPA and won several awards.
Shadowscan, made under the “New Directors Scheme” at BFI/FilmFour won the BAFTA for best short film as well as being screened at Sundance and numerous other festivals around the world. My short film First was played to great acclaim in competition at the Berlin Film Festival in 2008.
I then went on to complete The Circle a half hour drama for Channel 4 and IWC’s Coming Up, talent scheme. More recently, I directed Dimensions, a 10 part online drama series shot on location in Malaysia.
I've also directed several music videos including Dido’s Safe Trip Home and Emmanuel Jal’s War Child.
My debut feature film Junkhearts looks in detail at four characters whose lives are transformed from a single act of kindness. The film won the award for Best Film and Best Lead Actor (Eddie Marsan) at the 2012 Moscow International Film Festival. Lead actress Candese Reid also won the award for Best British Newcomer at the London Film Festival 2011.
I'm currently working on adapting best-selling novel Into the Darkest Corner for the screen as a feature produced by Revolution Films. I'm represented by Curtis Brown.
- Languages Spoken
- Experienced in
- Film (Feature)
- Film (LB)
- Film (Short)
- Mobile Phone Content
- Music Promo
- Years in industry
- 6+ years
- Organization/Union Membership
- BAFTA (UK)