I’ve been producing, writing and directing television for 23 years.
I started out as a reporter for a local newspaper in Yorkshire. I then trained as a sound engineer at The Beatles producer George Martin‘s Air Studios in London before taking a Post Grad Diploma in Film & Television Production in Sheffield.
I was picked for a 2 year producer trainee-ship at BBC Television Centre and in my time there produced a documentary for See Hear, A LIVE 3hr outside broadcast for BBC 1, and 52 x 30min science and tech series with ‘Black Mirror‘ creator Charlie Brooker.
I set up a production company and forged client relationships with RBS, NatWest and Churchill. For seven years I produced and directed the presenter led Summer Big Screens Opera & Ballet broadcasts from The Royal Opera House to cinemas across the UK, Europe and US presented by Gareth Malone.
My company has been in business now for 11 years.
SELF SHOOTING PD
I’m most at home self-shooting and capturing people stories, but I also am comfortable multi-camera directing or managing a team.
I’m a bit of a geek and have my own edit suite on which I cut a Dermot O’Leary show I shot for the CBBC.
Trained at Elstree and BBC TV Centre and over the years worked with Armando Iannucci, Stephen Fry, Charlie Brooker & Jools Holland. Other shows are Traffic Cops, Countryside 999 and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.
Filmed an obs doc pilot in Turkey for ITV (Shiver) following the personalities and people involved in the making of multi-million dollar yachts. Edited the pilot.
Property and travel based daytime shows such as Sun, Sea & Selling Houses, Beat My Build & Coast V. Country. Location scripting and filming obs doc soap in the Costa Blanca, Spain. Directing and scripting presenters.
Personality driven obs docs ‘Marston’s: One Ale Of A Job‘ & ‘Alan Davies Dog Rescuers‘. Included roadtrip trucking and delicate animal surgeries. Production: Shine TV/Middlechild
The US hit property series ‘House Hunters International‘ filming episodes in UK, Germany and Sweden. US citizens relocating to Europe – recreation of their experiences – all directed with a PSC crew. Production: Leopard USA
6 x 1hr documentary series as series producer & director. Filmed in Jordan, Japan, Europe, USA and UK. Filmed underworld organisations such as KKK and Yakusa.
Production: Like A Shot
Interviews with Olly Murs, Busted, Craig David & other bands for kids talent show ‘Got What It Takes‘ – filmed on location at the Liverpool Fusion Festival.
Recreating the feel of ‘Masterchef’ in Elstree Studios with James Cordon, Jack Whitehall, Freddie Flintoff & Jamie Rednapp we filmed on a specially built set – I directed multi-camera from the floor and edit produced. Production: CPL
- Post Graduate Diploma – Film & Television Production (1 year)
- Post Graduate Certificate – Film & Television Production (1 year)
- BBC Trainee Assistant Producer – BBC Television Centre (2 years)
- BBC Health & Safety – Lighting PSC
- BBC Health & Safety – Studios & Location
- Journalist / Reporter – IMAP Newspapers
- Sound Engineer – Air Studios
- Sound Engineer – The Royal Opera House
As a sound engineer I worked at George Martin’s Air Studios with bands such as The Beautiful South, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Dire Staits, Pink Floyd & Brian Eno.