This is my first feature length film. It’s a portrait documentary on my little brother, Stevie.
Stevie and I have 7 years between us. That age gap meant I wasn’t around for most of his teenage years. This films gives my brother a chance to tell his story and was a way for us to get to know each other better.
Funded by The NFTS Film Clinic and Google, this film is in post production and near final cut. I hope to have it in festivals this year. Please head over to the Facebook page and ‘like’ to find out more:
Clockwork Orange was one of Ibiza’s biggest events in the 90s. Founding member, Danny Gould, was put in touch with me to create a documentary around the clubs revival. Clockwork Orange has a hardcore group of die-hard fans who still remember the ‘good old days’. In fact, Danny has already set in motions plans to have a huge renunion this summer in Ibiza’s reknowned ‘Es Paradis’ club. The build up to that will be the train my documentary will ride on.
As part of my work with Clockwork I also produced this little promo that captured the spirit of the event. There was a lot of love in the air that night and myself and my co-photographer, Rachel King, couldn’t wait to put the cameras down and get invovled.
Bryony is an interesting artist with works of value. This video was part of ‘Credible Likeable Super Star Role Model’ - an Arts Council funded project that sought to provide the kind of a role model an 8 year old child may want. In fact, Catherine Bennet is the mustering of Taylor Bennet - a real life 8 year old!
Bryony apporached me with this song and gave me 3 days to turn a bunch of masks, a puppet and members of the public into a living, breathing idea. Figs in Wigs provide the choreography (which I am still learning).
Rachel is a talented photgrapher with a flair for interesting portraiture. She apporached me tomake a short doc-promo of a brainstorming session by herself and Crank theatre company.
Supported by LOCO and the BFI, this project sought to create photographic portraits of british satirists using inspiration given by each artist. The results will be part of an exhibition this January, 2014.
Sometime ago Bryony apporached me with a song she had written an ode to the humble vagina. We worked through some insane ideas but time, budgets and work fizzled the project out. Two years later someone posted a live recording of the song on youtube. The flame rekindled and we began again.
Bryony is a performance artist and as such we had access to all the wonderful stars you see in the vid. We gave them the track prior to coming itno the studio with the task of responding in performance to it. This is the result. And it was one of the most surreal experiences I have ever had.
Elliot’s is a unique cafe situated on the edge of Borough Market, London Bridge. It provides a bounty of delicious food all made from ingredients purchased from the market. When Brett Redman (Elliot’s Owner) approached me to do a promo I couldn’t resist the idea of portraying 24hours in the life of the restaurant. Brett couldn’t either.
This was a monster job that took 3 days to film on multiple locations and with minimal crew. Thankfully, Elliot’s is also known for good coffee and wine!
Keith is a dear friend of mine and has been living with Bipolar Disorder for many many years now. Whilst studying my sound art degree I became fascinated with the human voice and language. And in turn, Stories. Keith had plenty of stories.
This piece was a smaller clip as part of a larger portrait. The larger portrait never got finished but this piece remains and is still a personal favourite.
Dom and Kat are friends of mine. Whilst studying sound art my fascination with the voice extended into the idea of stories told through memory. This ‘memory’ element came about from work inspired by Giles Brokensha, a friend working on a PHD on unfinished work.
People remember events in different ways. This peice explores those differences.
This piece was shot on a rooftop in Brooklyn, New York. It was a blistering hot day and I had a hangover. The guitar was leant to me by a friend and during the course of this video I destroyed the pick, shedding layers of skin from my knuckles. There was blood. It wasn’t a lot and you can’t see it but it was there…