June 2014 – “Suspicion” / October Films / Investigation Discovery / Series Director
I’m very excited to be series directing October Films new series for ID. Based on the Hitchcock classic Rear Window the series will dramatise true stories of people consumed by their own suspicions.
March – June 2014 – “UNTITLED” / October Films / Lifetime / Writer & Director
I’m writing and directing a new drama doc format for Lifetime Movie Network. More info to follow.
February 2014 – “Britain’s Young Football Firms” / Victory Television / BBC3 / Shooting Director
I’ve been following young British football fans who between them attempt to continue the “lads” tradition of organised hooliganism, shooting confrontational derbies and master interviews with the main players.
September – December 2013 – “Rude(ish) Tube” / October Films / E4 / Producer
January – August 2013 – “Obsession: Dark Desires” Drama Doc / October Films / Discovery ID / Writer & Director
I’ve joined October Films to write and direct 3 episodes their new drama doc series for Discovery ID. Series Produced by Steve Murphy, exec produced by Alex Sutherland and shot by Kev Robertson the series will feature single voice testimony from the victims of stalkers, and sustained drama to reimagine their traumatic experiences. More info and press releases here.
Promos on my video page.
Investigation Discovery announce record breaking viewing figures for Obsession: Dark Desires
July 2012 – Dead or Alive / Darlow Smithson / National Geographic / Writer & Director
I am really excited to be writing and directing the first two episodes of Darlow Smithson’s new drama doc series on animal attacks for Nat Geo Wild. With intricate witness accounts of the attacks and gory drama it’s going to be a terrifying watch. The animals in question are Grizzly Bears and Cougars. Exec produced by Alex Sutherland, line produced by Steve Murphy and series produced by Hereward Pelling. DOP is Kev Robertson.
TX date announced here.
Clips on my video page.
May 2012 – 1980s: The Decade That Made Us / Nutopia / National Geographic / Archive Film Editor
I’ve joined Bruce Hepton and Fred Hepburn’s team producing Nutopia’s new landmark series for Nat Geo – 1980s: The Decade That Made Us. I’ll spend pre-production with the Archive Team scripting and editing the decade’s most iconic events and developing drama scripts.
April 2012 / Victory Television / Development Producer Director
I’m spending a few weeks working on fact ent formats with David Dehaney and Mark Rossiter at Sony’s indie. I’ll be filming and developing new talent and producing taster tapes and sizzles to accompany treatments.
October 2011 – Ladyboys / REDBACK PRODUCTIONS / skyLIVING / Producer Director
After the success of its recent 1hr doc on Ladyboys, skyLiving have commissioned Viv McGrath’s Redback Productions to produce 6 x 1 revealing hrs. The shooting starts in Pattaya Thailand, where ladyboys from all over the world will be competing to be crowned “Miss International Queen 2011“.
My second episode returns to Pattaya, aka the the “vegas of vice” to take a closer look at what is now reportedly Thailand’s most popular tourist destination; a sea of beachfront gogo bars, vegasesque cabaret clubs, street vendors and scantily clad ladies and ladyboys coaxing in the tourists for drinks, company and more. Told through the eyes of four very different ladyboys, but what does the future hold for them? They share the common goal of preparing for their future, but will they eventually escape, or be swallowed up like so many before them.
Self shot by me on a PDW700. Please find clips on my videos page.
July 2011 – Mobsters Inc / NERD / Discovery / Shooting Director & Editor
After a decade in the joint, ex Gambino crime family member Louis Ferrante is applying his mafia business acumen to help struggling family businesses across the US. Using tough talking sit-downs, stakeouts and his sidekick George “Fat George” Dibello, each episode he will transform the fortunes of willing business owners. In the first episode, two brothers with competing locksmiths must settle their beefs or else. Please find clips on my videos page.
May 2011 – Seconds From Disaster / Darlow Smithson Productions / National Geographic / Editor
I am cutting a one hour documentary on the Union Carbide chemical plant disaster in Bhopal. 3000 people were killed overnight and a quarter of a million suffered terrible health problems over the next 20 years. The film uses interviews, CGI, drama reconstruction and archive to create a tense chronological sequence of events that lead up to the disaster. You can watch the whole episode on my videos page.
April 2011 – The One Show / Tigress Productions / BBC One / Producer Director (Self-shooting)
April 2011 – Make Or Break Mountain / NERD / Discovery Funded Pilot / Director & Editor
Two American couples in crisis are flown deep into the Guyanese rain-forest for some extreme therapy with Emma Kenny. Taking part in jungle treks, canoeing, mountain climbs and sleeping out, they must must overcome the extreme environment whilst confronting the flaws in their relationships. Exec Produced by Amelia Hann, DOP Dane Lawing.
March 2011 – The One Show / Tigress Productions / BBC One / Producer Director (Self-shooting)
I am making a series of short films on specialist wildlife photography, presented by Jamie Crawford. Shot on PDW 700. Executive Producer Kath Moore.
February 2011 – Sky Arts at… Rambert 2011 / Producer Director
30 minute documentary following the two days of intense technical rehearsals building up to the company’s premier of their new piece: Monolith. Please find clips on my videos page.
January 2011 – Released / NERD / Current TV / Director (Self Shooting)
On 14th January Bobby Bleach was released from HMP Guys Marsh. We met him at the gate and filmed his first 24hrs of freedom, gaining a fascinating insight into the world of an ex-con. Would Bobby go straight back to his criminal past, or could he get his youth awareness scheme off the ground? Obs doc shot on EX3.
December 2010 – Infested / Darlow Smithson Productions / Animal Planet / Editor
Documentary series about real-life horror stories of ordinary people plagued by extraordinary infestations. From snakes and spiders to rats, roaches and raccoons. With interviews, drama reconstruction, archive and heavy use of effects to create drama and tension.
September 2010 / HTC Wildfire Campaign / HTC & Facebook / DOP & Editor
“If you could get all your friends on Facebook together for a day… What would you do?”
August 2010 – Sea Wolf / Tigress Productions / Funded Pilot / Editor
Documentary following ex US Marine assassin who has turned his skills to capturing poachers on the Baha peninsula. Directed by Ed Wardle – Alone in the Wild – Channel 4.
Croc Man / Tigress Productions / Discovery / Shooting Director
60′ obs doc following UK based crocodile enthusiast Shaun Fogget’s quest to open the country’s first crocodile zoo.
June 2010 – The One Show / Tigress Productions / BBC One – Producer Director (Self Shooting and Editing)
A series of short films on specialist wildlife photography, presented by Jamie Crawford. Shot on PDW 700.
April 2010 – Architects of Change / 2AM Films / Pfizer / Editor
30′ documentary detailing the landmark trial programme that lead to the production of the most successful drug ever, netting Pfizer $100 billion. Directed by John Dower – Thriller in Manilla, Live Forever, Boris and Dave.
January 2010 – Sky Arts at… the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Sky Arts / Editor
Short film documenting the rehearsals leading up to their performance of Gustav Mahler’s 1st symphony.
December 2009 – Facebooth / Sky Arts / Director & Editor
60′ obs doc following celebrity photographer Alistair Morrison’s attempt to revisit his ‘Reflect 2000′ project for UNICEF – where celebrities take their own passport photograph and record a video message. Featuring Penelope Cruz, Jude Law, Billy Connoly and others. Also featured unseen archive recorded 10 years previously, featuring Peter Ustinov, Rufus Sewell, Kylie and others. Examples on my videos page.
November 2009 – Cutting Edge: The Schoolboy Who Sailed the World / Blink Films / Channel 4 / Shooting Director & Editor
90′ documentary following Mike Perham’s attempt to become the youngest person to sail around the world. Filmed over two years.
August 2009 – Alpha Male / Blink Films / History Channel / Editor
Apprentice-style multi and hidden camera format focusing on the intricacies of male body language and dominance in professional and social environments. Directed by Adam Wimpenny.
October 2007 – September 2008 – In Too Deep / Two Hand Productions / Animal Planet / Producer Director (Self Shooting and Editing)
13 x 30′ presenter-led adventure travel and wildlife series investigating how animals have adapted to survive extreme environments. Shot on PDW700.