I started life as a broadcast journalist working for the BBC. Over the years this took me around the world covering stories throughout Africa, Asia and The Middle East. I eventually landed in Qatar. One starry night in the middle of the desert I realised that although I loved journalism my passion was in film making. I decided to break free of the constraints of the newsroom and head to New York where I'm now based. I make social documentaries and short non-fiction films because life truly is stranger than fiction.
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