I wrote and directed this film in June 2007. It was shot in a week on 35mm Film in a constructed set in the large studio at the London Film School and edited by Monica Bravo. All location photography was in Lewisham, including the Hither Green crematorium. Original music composed by Chloe Nicholson. Featuring Ellena Stacey as Collette, Lynn Blakley as April and Roger Evans as The Vicar. The voice of Stanley Walker was performed by myself. This was a term four LFS directing project. Shot on 35 mm Panavision Gold with 3600 feet of Kodak Colour; Nagra V digital recorder; edit on Avid Media Composer; Tracklay on ProTools 24 Digital Audio Work Station. Final mix in Dolby SR
An intimate and revealing documentary featuring Whitstable artist John Butterworth. John was predominantly an abstract artist until the untimely death of his brother Charles left him devastated and disconnected from his early work. No longer able to relate to the intangible nature of his art he began a series of figurative paintings that featured people falling from the sky. Portrait is about coming to terms with grief, and a reflection on art, life and mortality.
Produced at the London Film School, Shot on 16mm kodak film.
All day Breakfast was my graduation film for the London film school. Shot on Super 16mm film over four days in Blackpool, May 2008. Cast including Michelle Holmes, Jack Guttmann and Zoe Iqbal.
We had such amazing good fortune on the shoot - on the day we shot the opening scene the diggers turned up and started tearing the boat apart. It was so dramatic and utterly by chance. I discovered the stranded ferry on my second recce to Blackpool and it just had to be in the film. I quickly adopted it as a metaphor for Daryl, stuck in the mud and unable to move on with his life.
" Daryl is nineteen and going nowhere fast. His Mother antagonises him; his 'not quite girlfriend' Juliet has big dreams, and then there's the boat. The huge ferry that has beached on the shore near his home. That massive hulk of Metal that haunts him and taunts him to leave "
All Day Breakfast is about escape. Its about growing up in a small town and the conﬂicting ties between a Mother her Son and a ﬂedgling relationship struggling to take ﬂight.
The film premiered at the 2009 Raindance film festivals and has since been seen at numerous other festivals