Freelance Producer / Director & Editor - Moving Pictures.
My interest in moving pictures began at an early age when I would spend many holiday or any sick days I could pull at my parent’s place of work on Bristol Street, under the counter in Birmingham’s first video library. Equipped with a Betamax player and 7” TV screen and allowed to watching any film I could reach would nurture my love of film.
My Father’s business was also one of the first to sell domestic and professional video equipment and he would bring video cameras and basic editing equipment home for me to play with at weekends. I have been filming and editing moving pictures in some way or another since primary school.
Upon leaving school at 15, I took an opening for the role of studio assistant with my Father’s production company where I continued to work for fifteen years graduating from tea maker through camera assistant and 2nd editor through facilities manager and finally in house Producer Director.
In 2007 I became freelance, working mainly as a Producer and Director for advertising agencies. In this time I have worked on brand and product films for organisations including Lotus, Jaguar Land Rover, Aga Cookers, Lloydspharmacy and most recently Marketing Birmingham.
Always learning; exploring new and tried and tested filming techniques I take pride in delivering high quality results with a passion for producing great creative and innovative ideas. A self-taught editor I have developed an instinctive approach to putting pictures together, simply knowing what feels right in the edit.
Unfazed by high profile, high pressure unknown situations, tight deadlines or challenging projects I‘m looking forward to extending my story telling repertoire into documentary and TV advertising.
I am a proud father of one-year-old Bethany, and have lived in Birmingham with my wife for 15 years. I am a keen composer, musician and family historian, a lover of culture and travel and a self confessed workaholic.