As a BBC trained filmmaker, I deliver short films that engage, promote, educate and entertain. I have delivered projects for the film festival circuit, network television, websites and online channels. I left the BBC in 2009 to work as a freelance filmmaker, editor and videographer.
My filmmaking equipment is always being updated as the latest improvements in new technology are released. The wide range of filmmaking kit that I own includes:
Panasonic ultra-high definition (UHD) cameras and lenses
Dedo LED lighting (with a high Colour Rendering Index - CRI) for filming natural skin tones
Tascam 24-bit audio recording
Skilled and resourceful
I possess a natural talent and flair for producing, filming and editing together pictures, sound, and music to form a strong narrative. My training as a film and video editor started with the BBC in the 1990's and I have been editing a wide range of genres since that time. Recent film projects that I have filmed and edited include:
Koestler Trust charity documentary
This film that I made for the Koestler Trust was funded by The Cabinet Office. The full-length 20-minute version explores how their arts-based mentors help ex-offenders by encouraging and developing their creative skills. It illustrates the journey of a mentee just starting their programme through to a successful mentee who had attained a high level of skill with the guidance of a Koestler mentor. From the 20-minute film I then also edited a three-minute version for the Koestler Trust's website.
Securing funding for The Reader Organisation
The Reader Organisation works with literature festivals across the country with their RISE (Reading in Secure Environments) programme. They commissioned me as a filmmaker to work with their team to produce an 8-minute film that was funded by Arts Council England. I filmed and sound recorded a series of interviews and actuality captured at various locations across the UK and then edited the film together at my base in London.
Carnival Arts Advocacy
I was commissioned as a filmmaker to produce a film about the Carnival Arts Advocacy project. The aim of the film was to help their four cultural leaders across the UK to further promote and develop the UK wide Carnival Arts sector and therefore gain more financial security.
Watermans Arts Centre
A 13-minute film about their Short Breaks programme was funded by Watermans Arts Centre. Short Breaks helps provide support and learning for young people with learning difficulties and for their Carers. Watermans Arts Centre was looking to promote their good work and to secure further funding from Hounslow Council. I was commissioned by Digital Drama to film, sound record and edit the film for them.
Help with your next film project
My wide range of film and video production services are available from my Central London base in Vauxhall, Lambeth, SE11. Please get in touch if you have any questions or if you would like any help with your film or video project.