I am an artist filmmaker and a Doctor of Philosophy in Film by Practice. My specialism is Michel De Montaigne and Essay Filmmaking as a tool for thought.
My working process includes the use and reuse of my personal film archive; an expanding reservoir of vibrant moments from everyday life. Earlier visceral body works (The Strangeness of Seeing, Unbelonging, Weighing of the Heart) are run through with a seam of dark humour.
My documentaries plunge into a space of deep looking, from swimming in the sea (Glitter and Storm) to my latest project The Forest in Me, an essay-film in progress, about people who are cut off from the world in extraordinary ways, and the connections that bind us together.
I am the co-founder and director of The Electric Palace Cinema, a 48 seat independent venue in Hastings. For twenty years I have curated a year-round programme for the cinema that includes arthouse, classic and world cinema screenings and events.
From 2001 to 2009 I was the co-founder and curator of Shot by the Sea, Hastings’ annual festival of film and moving image.
I am a regular visiting lecturer for the MA documentary department at The London Film School.
This That Happens – 2018/HD/13m18s/Director-Editor-Sound Design
I Am Weather – 2018/HD/5m58ssingle screen triptych/Director-Sound Design
Fever of The Light – 2018/HD/three-screen installation/24mins/Director/editor
The Force of The Imagination – 2014/HD/4m16s/Director-editor
Of Experience – 2014/HD/2m05s/Director-editor
Of Vanity – 2014/HD/1m34s/Director-editor
Of Dying – 2014/HD/3m40s/Director-editor
Of Age – 2014/HD/3m45s/Director-editor
Of Joy – 2014/HD/11mins/Director-editor
Life Begins at Land’s End – 2013/HD/6mins/Director-editor
Longplayer – 2013/HD/3m12s/Director-editor
Weighing of The Heart – 2011/HD/3m12s/Co-Director-editor
Dreams Of Life And Death – 2011/HD/2m30s/Director-editor
The Escape of Piccolina – 2010/16mm/4mins/Writer-Director
The Downfall of Mighty Man – 2009/16mm/4mins/Writer-Director
Exit No Exit – 2009/DV/30mins/Dual projection for stage/Co-director
The Strangeness of Seeing – 2009/DV/70mins series of 26 short works/Co-Director
Dream With Me! – 2008/DV/45mins/Writer-Director
Rosebud III – 2007/DV/15mins/Writer-Co-Director
Mortar – 2007/DV/15mins/Writer-Director
New York Soundwaves – 2006/DV/5mins/Director-editor
The Forest In Me – 2022/HD/70mins/Director
Glitter and Storm – 2012/HD/15mins/Director
Peacecamp – 2012/HD/4mins 55secs/Director-Editor
The Chamber Orchestra – 2011/HD/11mins/Co-Director
Pirates’ Day – 2011/DV/4mins//Director
Bee Fever – 2010/16mm/14mins/Director
Moonbug – 2009/DV/90mins/Co-Editor