A little about me…
I am a freelance writer, director, producer and showrunner based in London. I also work in photography and sound.
I have directed more than 20 long-form films which have screened all over the world. They have been praised by national critics as ‘intelligent and illuminating’ (The Financial Times), ‘unsettling but compelling viewing’ (Televisual), ‘extraordinary’ and ‘distinguished’ (The Times), ‘remarkable’, ‘utterly jaw-dropping’ and ‘meticulous’ (The Guardian), ‘chilling’ and ‘incredible’ (The Sun), and as television documentary ‘at its best’ (The Sunday Times).
I mostly work in documentary, docu-drama, narrative film and commercials. Many of my films are observed pieces – whether drama or documentary – so I especially enjoy directing performance using improvisation, with actors or non-actors. I have also interviewed everyone from anthropologists to artists, and even astronauts.
I recently made ‘Crucifixion’, a feature-length arts documentary for Channel 4. It told the story of how notorious anatomist Gunther von Hagens was amongst many artists who have struggled to create their own version of the most famous artwork in history. The film was shortlisted in the Best Arts Documentary category at the 2012 Grierson Documentary Awards.
A previous one-off film for Channel 4, ‘Human Zoo’, examined how anthropologists invented the notion of race, telling the story of Ota Benga, a pygmy from the Congo, who was taken to the U.S. where he was put on public display as a living exhibit.
Previous films have been nominated for Best British Documentary at the Televisual Bulldog Awards and won an Indie Award.
I originally studied theoretical physics and later political theory and still have a strong passion for telling stories about ideas (like these).