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I have a strong background in both directing and editing, having made about 12 music videos for artists as diverse as Gomez, Findlay Brown, zero dB, The Pipettes and Elisa, and another 10 live concerts for artists like Animal Collective, Mum, Simian Mobile Disco, Emiliana Torrini and Black Dice. These have ended up as DVDs, EPKs, broadcasts and used on the web.

My corporate work includes high-end films for clients such as Clifford Chance, BNP Paribas, E4, Foxy Bingo and The Body Shop.

I have written and directed six short films, which have all been successful. Something To Remember Me By won the David Altshul Award, presented by Mark Kermode; Hospital Food, a commission for ITV and Meridian Broadcasting, won the Gold Award at Worldfest Houston, and went on to screen competitively in festivals such as Cannes and Aspen. After being broadcast by BBC 4, Autocue won the Best British Film award at Bristol Brief Encounters, while First To See The Sun was chosen for the Film Council’s showcase DVD, and sold to the BBC Film Network. Mockingbird won additional funding from the Film Council, before premiering at Edinburgh, and rolling out to 32 festivals worldwide. Zero dB was a script commissioned into production by Warp Films and the BBC as a winner of the New Music Shorts competition. Autocue, Hospital Food and Mockingbird have all been distributed theatrically, and broadcast worldwide by Shorts International.

As a writer and director, I have received support from The UK Film Council, Screen South and Skillset, who awarded me a place on their national Guiding Lights scheme. Here they picked 7 promising new directors, and paired them with professional director. My personal mentor, Stephen Frears, has a background in television drama and I have been very lucky to learn from him, during an experience that continues today.