As a freelance filmmaker based in London, I successfully produce, direct, film and edit short films across many genres that engage, promote, educate and entertain. I specialise in capturing live performances; directing and filming scripted material; producing short documentaries; creating marketing films; developing online commercials and delivering promotional films.
My clients range from artists, agencies, businesses, corporate clients, charities, network television channels and production companies with many returning clients. I also enjoy many productive, creative relationships with a team of highly talented and imaginative freelancers. My highly professional network is a potential resource for all my clients.
My professional media training began with the BBC in the 1990s and progressed through significant technological change. Since 2009, I have followed my passion for the art and craft of film production and advanced my independent freelance filmmaking career. I possess a solid technical background and the relevant qualifications together with a natural talent and flair for filming and editing together pictures, sound, and music to form a strong narrative. When necessary, I can turn around a project very quickly.
During my career, I have always enjoyed working with a wide variety of people often, from very diverse backgrounds. As a professional filmmaker, I maintain a positive and diplomatic attitude. I am a considerate, empathetic person and an excellent communicator and enjoy working in friendly and supportive environments. I always endeavour to deliver the very best results for all of my clients, whether small-scale or more significant productions.
Being highly motivated and responsible, and with many years of professional experience, I have a solid foundation of technical skills and abilities together with an aptitude for creative design and artistic direction. I very much enjoy working through projects from their initial concept to producing a quality finished product. In advance of any commission, I am always keen to offer the best advice to any client and always strive to deliver the highest quality content any situation and budget will allow. Being involved in discussions at the pre-production stage of any project is something I value as many decisions made at that stage can make a considerable difference to the outcome and quality of the final delivery.
Filming and editing with multiple cameras
Working with my full range of specialist film production equipment, I can film on my own with multiple cameras if required. As the owner of a selection of 4K and UHD cameras, I can capture a range of different locked-off camera angles simultaneously for live music and arts-based performances and one-off events. I then edit together the multiple perspectives from each camera to deliver multi-camera performance films at high quality for more affordable prices.
Recent film projects include:
Christian Frederick Cole
This historical documentary about Christian Frederick Cole tells the story as to how Cole became Britain’s first Black barrister. I worked closely with the writer and Director Pamela Roberts to develop the script. On this film’s production, I worked as the Director of Photography, Assistant Director and Assistant Producer. I also lit the sets and recorded the sound. I was also responsible for the editing and post-production and delivered an engaging 13-minute short film.
Award winner: Deeds not words: The Suffragette Surgeons of WWI
I filmed the contributor interviews and was the short film editor for multimedia production company Digital Drama. This 14-minute film tells the story of a British Army hospital run by women, which was the first of it’s kind. This film, which was produced by Alison Ramsey, won an award for the best use of archive at the IWM short film awards 2017.
Koestler Trust charity documentary
As a documentary filmmaker, I created this film for the Koestler Trust, which 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 creative expertise with the guidance of a Koestler mentor. From the 20-minute film I then also edited a three-minute highlights 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. This fundraising video production helped four cultural leaders across the UK to further promote and develop the UK Carnival Arts sector and therefore gain more financial security.
I continuously update my broad range of filmmaking equipment as the latest improvements in new technology are released. My kit includes HD, 4K and ultra-high definition (UHD) cameras with a variety of zoom and super-fast prime lenses. The lighting kit I own includes LED panels and Dedo spotlights (with a high Colour Rendering Index - CRI) for filming natural skin tones. My audio equipment consists of a range of Sennheiser and Tram microphones, two radio microphones and a Tascam 24-bit mobile digital audio recorder.
I can provide a small studio area equipped with chroma key filming and a variety of backgrounds. With my full range of lighting kit, I can film small product type projects in my studio.
My edit suite comprises the most recent version of Avid Media Composer running on a high specification MAC. All my media is stored locally on highly secure Promise Pegasus RAID 5 hard drives mirrored on separate RAID 5 drives. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) provides further protection for my entire post-production workflow. My video and film production suite have an upload and download speed of 1Gb/s, which allows me to download and send digital files worldwide at the fastest speed possible.
Help with your film production
My wide range of film and video production services are available from my Central London base in Vauxhall, Lambeth, SE11. Just 5 minutes walk from Vauxhall tube station. I am always happy to work remotely and deliver to clients worldwide. Please get in touch if you have any questions or if you would like any advice or help from me as a filmmaker in London. To view more examples of my work, visit my website portfolio.