Documentary filmmaker - Camera - Editor

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See below for list of recent films and links to viewing copies.

‘Keeping Mum: Breaking the silence around post natal depression’ – Heirloom Media / Best beginnings

Producer / Director. Working on 4 x 25min films aimed at parents and professionals.

Dropped: History in the Breaking
Filmmaker / Artist.  A potter makes a vessel, which is then dropped and smashed.  An archaeologist reassembles it, simultaneously piecing together a picture of its maker. (2015)

Baby Buddy – Heirloom Media / Best Beginnings
Producer / Director. Observational filming with teenage mums, for delivery in free app. (2014 – 15)

Saints and Scroungers  – BBC 1, 45’ x 4
Edit Producer. “Very good show indeed – possibly the best one ever!!! The Saint story was amazing.” – BBC Commissioning Editor Gerard Melling (on the second show I made for this series) (2014)

‘Farms, Hearts and Gardens’ – The London Association of City Farms and Gardens
Producer / Director. Half-hour narrative documentary about people working on city farms (2013)

‘People Powering Change’ – Tonic Media / Big Lottery
Producer / Director. Obs doc in the UK’s poorest communities following local change-makers (2012)

‘Small Wonders’ and ‘From Bump to Breastfeeding’  – Heirloom Media / Best Beginnings
Producer / Director. Observational film with premature babies and their parents. (2010 – 2013)

‘Witness – The Sharks of Kuwait – Al Jazeera
Camera / Editor. Out There News. Environmental film shot half underwater, in Kuwait.  Working with filmmaker Zeina Aboul-Hosn (2009)

‘I Never Said Yes’ – BBC 3
Camera. Presenter-led documentary about rape in the UK. (2012)

‘Mother Unknown’ – Feature Documentary
Editor. Film about unmarried mothers in Sudan battling to keep their children. (2009)

Frontline Cops  – 10 x 60’
Editor / Edit Producer. Steadfast Television for Bravo (2008)

Class of ’62 at 60 – BBC 2
AP / Camera, Factotum Films
Final film in the ‘Class of ’62’ Trilogy by BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Marilyn Gaunt. (2008)

‘Child of Bethlehem’
Producer / Director. Winner, ‘Best Documentary’ Real to Reel Film Festival, Glasgow. Nominated for best editing. Invited to festivals worldwide. (2006)

`Iraq Invasion, 5th Anniversary Special’
Editor. Out There News for BBC Arabic (2008)

‘Extraordinary People: Beat it’ – Channel 5
Producer / Director. Single person one-hour doc about a woman addicted to shopping. (2007)

Development producer at Films of Record
Panorama, This World and single docs and series
Negotiated access to a Shari’a court, winning a prestigious BBC ob doc commission. (2007)

`Witness – The Children of Mygoma’
Editor. Out There News for Al Jazeera (2007)

‘Extraordinary People: Beat it’ – Channel 5
Producer / Director. Single person one-hour doc about a woman addicted to shopping. (2007)

The Force 4 x 30’ (2006)
Editor / Edit Producer, ITV4

Booze Britain – 6×30’ and 2×60’ (2005)
Director / Edit producer
Granada for Bravo

Oxfam,  Save the Children and Amnesty International  – various campaign films
Shooting, scripting, editing campaign films on a regular basis, including Oxfam’s most successful viral EVER with at least 1.4million hits worldwide ‘’Groove Your Bump’. I have also made films in Bangladesh and Tanzania and a high-profile film for the Control Arms Campaign. (2005 –present)

PARTICIPATORY AND TEACHING
Self-shooting on XF305 – ‘Think Bigger’ for Channel 4 Diversity Trainees (2014/15)
2-day camera courses on the Canon XF305 teaching the basics of self-shooting

‘Firestarters’ – Artsdepot / Big Lottery
Participatory dance film working with young people who have newly arrived in the UK. (2012)

‘These Days We Wear Jeans’ – Roundhouse / Lottery Heritage Funding
Five teenage girls examine history and feminism in Camden (2008)

EDUCATION
1994- 1998     The University of Edinburgh
MA (Hon.) English Literature (high 2.1 grade)
Other courses: Anthropology 1 & 2, Philosophy, English Language

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