PRE-PRODUCTION STARTS ON 'AMAZONIA' SHORT FILM

I'm excited to announce that we've started prepping for my next short film AMAZONIA, which stars Richard Gadd (pictured), winner of this year's Edinburgh Comedy Award.

'AMAZONIA is a triptych of adaptations of genuine amazon.co.uk reviews, each one exploring loneliness in the age of consumerism. The films blends tragedy and comedy to explore the unusual relationships people have with their products and with the outside world.'

'THE JOHN' SHORT FILM WRAPS

We just completed two very enjoyable shooting days on my third short film THE JOHN. I was fortunate to have an exceptionally talented and good hearted group of people working on the film who made the entire experience a delight from start to finish. 

I'd like to thank Richard Glover and Laura Dale, our bright and brilliant cast members who brought the script to life. Cinematographer Henry Lockyer and his camera team Simon Brand and Izzy Pullen who pulled off some tricky set-ups and lit our set beautifully. Sean Smith and Stephen Earle recorded sound for us and generally exuded positive vibes. Dan Baker our 1st AD kept chaos at bay and enjoyed asserting himself and reminding me he was a professional. Rena Beck, our art director and location manager, conceived of a beautiful 70's infused aesthetic for the film, and was facilitated by Alf Guedeney who did all the heavy set construction with the same grace I'd imagine Jesus had when he was building tables. Jo Lorrimer was our make up artist and stylist and generally lovely person. Olivia Weltz pulled together a large variety of shabby bathroom attire. Andrew Cowans and Tasha Turner-Wray kept everyone well looked after and fed and served as vital support for the prop team and the production team. And the production wouldn't have been possible without the support of Rachael Donson, Dan Storey and Daniella Keeble.

I can't thank you enough.

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'KEEPING SOPHIE' SHORT FILM COMPLETE

Myself and a small but dedicated crew shot KEEPING SOPHIE, my second short film, on the 22nd of April 2014. The shoot was much fun, and we got everything we needed despite tube strikes, flash floods and smoke alarms.

David Cann and Alina Dheere Babaletsos delivered moving and menacing performances. Matt Glen led his stalwart camera team through a frantic shooting schedule to deliver beautiful images. And our art directors Harriet Goddard and Rachel Ellis from Ohlovelystudio created two sinister sets within our location on Hackney Road.

Following a lengthy period of post-production in the capable hands of Tommy Boulding (editor), Joel Neale (sound designer) and Liam Hill (colour grader), KEEPING SOPHIE is now complete and ready to go to festivals. A massive thanks to everyone who helped out.

DRAUGHT KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS

I was approached to create a promotional film for DRAUGHTS, London's first board game cafe. The film fronted a Kickstarter campaign which launched this summer and received press coverage in The Guardian and The Metro. The campaign was a huge success, doubling its target to receive over £20,000 from supporters around the world. The cafe is due to open this winter in Haggerston, East London. Click here to see the campaign.