Winner of 3 awards: a prestigious IVCA Clarion for Best Video, two IVCA Awards - Silver for Documentary and a Bronze for Best Charity/Welfare.
Immigration is a major issue in British politics and the media in Britain. I set out to dig deeper into the story as so much of what I saw and heard felt like persecution and prejudice.
What followed was a personal journey of exploration behind the headlines. Eventually I met someone from a charity working with refugee's, who was keen to make a film addressing the human side and the everyday realities faced by people arriving in Britain. I met some remarkable people who told some extraordinary story's and selected three of them to be in the film. Torn is a campaigning film and, I hope, a testament to the human cost of asylum and a plea for inclusion.
Commissioned from STV in Scotland - the launch film for the new primetime, locally made show STV Edinburgh. This will run on STV nationally and via social media. The brief was to build a film around the four presenters who will front the new evening show and tell a visual story about Edinburgh - it's posh and then there is the other side.... It was a lot of fun making it, lovely people and lovely presenters.
Writer and director of a short recruitment film for Rasgas in Qatar aimed at young locals; produced through Resolution Productions locally. The client brief asked for a film that would bring to life and give visual expression to the secret that lay behind their success in the organisation.