I grew up in Shoreham by Sea and from a young age I had a fascination with moving images and I would film things that I found interesting; burning objects, scrap yard cranes, boats going out to sea. Even at that age I was drawn to what was different and bizarre- trying to capture these moments that I could revisit whenever I wanted.
As I grew older the thought of pursuing a career in film felt like a world away from my home town, so instead I gained a degree in Construction at The University of West England and became a project manager for The Ministry of Defence. I worked there for just over a year but I was not happy, I had gained a stable career but I had no time for myself, no time to explore my creativity. In 2013 I quit my job, moved to London, bought a cheap DSLR and have not looked back since.
I started my career as a filmmaker filming trailers for immersive events/theatre shows and have worked on various fashion shows and music videos. In 2017 I was offered the amazing opportunity to shoot my first feature HILDA, which Premiered at Raindance Film Festival (2019) and Moscow International Film Festival (2020), where it won two awards and the Fipresci Prize for Best Film. The film also made it on the long list for the BIFA awards in various categories.
I have since filmed two short films with Ethan McDowell; LUBTHA which has gained over 1,000,000 views and SHAPES which was produced by Big Deal Films for CBBC and in 2021 I was apart of the BFI Network x BAFTA crew.