Described as having a quirky and intimate style of filming my approach to documentary is to seek out a unique and fresh approach to tell stories.
I work with artists and musicians delivering experimental films, documentary and arthouse analogue photography.
My films are influenced by many filmmakers including the vision and styles of The Maysles Brothers, the reflexivity of Nick Broomfield, the daring investigations of Mads Brügger, the philosophy of Werner Herzog, the cinematography of Kim Longinotto, the atmosphere of Gianfranco Rosi and the experimentalism of Chantal Akerman, Shirley Clarke and Maya Deren.
My photography is influenced by the reporting style of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Bruce Gilden. It is the powerful impact of the photographer’s work that inspires me. Working with artists has influenced my style and visual approach as I create a 70’s look, a movement within the boundaries of French Nouvelle Vague. Some of my photography has been published in magazines (NUJ Freelance Magazine), online (The JC, Daily Mail, Gazete Duvar, Arthole, The Gay UK) and as band posters. Random collaborations are with photo reporter Tony Rizzo.
My other credits include making films for social inclusion charities, music videos for pop artists, ad-hoc TV and online news (Telenorba, Italian TV, Newsflare) and independent documentaries covering the arts and human interest stories. Previous works include the elections in Israel and a real time experimental improvised documentary fiction film shot in super 8 about a model who desperately seeks to become a model which was screened at Suikerzoet Film Festival and Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.
I host two podcast shows, The Music Podcasts, where I interview musicians (Ben Harper) and industry (Jill Furmanovsky) about all things related to music and crucially concerning the what's next as well as The Documentary Podcasts where I interview award winning directors about their motivations for story, style and form (Kim Longinotto, Mads Brügger).
I have a degree in European Studies with French and I am currently studying for an MA in Digital Documentary at Royal Holloway, University of London, taught by award winning multi-platform artist and director Victoria Mapplebeck (BAFTA) and executive TV producer Helen Littleboy (RTS).
I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.
My aim remains to seek to create powerful, fresh, unusual and exciting films for audiences.