My first feature film “Arthur and Merlin” (can you guess what it’s about?) premiered at the BFI Southbank in London, and was in the top 5 on iTunes when released. I’ve since cut further features, currently being distributed, and have three more scheduled for 2017.
I’ve cut many, many shorts, funded by the BFI, Creative England and Film London. Some notable mentions:
- A short i co-edited Love is Blind was nominated at the Cannes Film Festival for the 2015 Palm D’or.
- A short i cut “Mouse X” has recently passed 240,000 views online and is now in development as a feature.
- A short i directed “Self Help” was nominated for best film at the New York Film Festival in 2011
- A short i edited “Man Up” was a finalist in the 2012 Virgin Media Shorts competition, one of only 12 chosen to screen at cinemas nationwide.
i’ve also cut hundreds of hours of promo content for companies like Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Red Bull…. It’s been a long old slog. Probably why my hair is receding.
My dad used to read classic novels to me to get me to sleep, so I have a love of storytelling hardwired into my brain. At 10 i was introduced to the power of cinema when I was unable to cope with the visceral fear induced by Jurassic Park (I left the room and couldn’t come back in when i heard the screaming). I grew up mostly watching silly comedy, sci-fi and melodramas, so I still count “Star Trek 2:The Wrath of Khan” as a pinnacle of cinematic expression, along with “Airplane!” and “The Godfather”. When i’m not working I love going to see stand up comedy and music gigs, listening to comedy podcasts, and trying to do yoga to reduce my blubber.