ME... A Man of Many Faces...

I'm an independent writer/director with a mixed background in Fine Art, Photography and Film Production. 

 

My interests tend to lie within making short films and writing scripts that can be defined as 'Independent Art House'.

 

In my mind, that is material that is unceasing, difficult to comprehend the first time around, and not at all easy on the eyes...

As a former student of the arts, I've come to learn that independent film offers a lot more creative freedom.

And so naturally, as a former student - now graduate of the arts, it's an arena I'm more than attracted to. 

 

I do tend to love films that also have the balls to pull no punches on their audiences.

My favourites would have to be Mulholland Drive, Under the Skin, Primer, mother!, Raw, The Lobster, The Neon Demon, The Man from Earth, Beyond the Black Rainbow & The Favourite.

 

What I love about them is their resilience, their fortitude, their stiff upper lips and their pride - qualities that, if personified, would make a hell of a stern director!

As a man of many faces, I do tend to love just about every genre but what really gets me hooked on a story is, oftentimes, just the pure escapism of it all -

The vital catalyst that ignites every story worth remembering.

 

As you may have guessed, my favourite filmmakers are those who take risks. 

Lars Von Trier, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas

Anderson are all high on my list, just to name a few.

 

Currently, I happen to be in the process of funding a feature film with a group of friends for a budget of £5000.

 

I'm also developing a short horror film, while continuing to accentuate my active addiction to creative writing...

Aside from independent work, I also hold an internship in Writer and Editing, as well as some professional experience working as a Director's Assistant and Production Runner on TV ads and feature films.  

You can find out more on my attached CV below...

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