I am a self-shooter director / producer. Described as having a quirky and intimate style of filming my approach to documentary is to seek out the unusual in people and stories. 


I work with artists and musicians delivering experimental films, documentary and arthouse analogue photography 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.

I also host two podcast shows - a music interviews podcast 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 a documentary interviews podcast where I interview award winning directors about their motivations for story, style and form.

My other credits include making charity films for social inclusion charities, music videos for pop artists, ad-hoc TV and online news (Telenorba, Italian TV, Newsflare) and independent documentaries covering human interest arthouse stories including stories about the election 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 International Short Film Festival.

I have a degree in European Studies with French. 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 producer Helen Littleboy (RTS).

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

My aim remains to pursue to create powerful, fresh, unusual and exciting films for audiences.


For commissions or to discuss a project please contact me here

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