This is a travel film I made in early 2010 when I was visiting Morocco, featuring Marrakech and Essaouira.
Morocco (a largely conservative country in recent history) has in the last few years undergone unprecedented change on the back of economic and social reforms, especially in the areas of female rights and the monarchy's power, that long preceded what some are now calling the 'Arab Uprising' seen today in several parts of the Middle East.
This travel film doesn't comment on any of that, I have absolutely no qualifications or experiences to inform my opinions so I'll withhold them until I do. What I do know is my home country, Britain, has had a relationship with Morocco that goes back hundreds of years through trade and has also been a conservative country in recent history ruled by a monarchy, and is going through a series of economic and social reforms of it's own.
With this in mind this travel film purely looks at Morocco, the beautiful places and the amazing people, and how I interpreted it as a 18 year old guy from England. Some things felt familiar, some things not so much. As a result, the film can get pretty pretentious and a bit corny at times. I apologise on behalf of my 17 year old self for this.
Shot a few years back on a handheld standard definition camera, the quality isn't amazing. Also I've messed around with the aspect ratio so much I don't know what's right anymore. But I'm proud of what I accomplished with this back then, it turned out much better than I had thought it would.
I'm a young director working in the industry with access to lots of professional equipment, directing many different types of short films, music videos and documentary pieces, and have started to move into feature films.
Always up for working with others, please get in touch if you're interested in collaborating on a project of any kind in any way!