Photograph by Alex Kozobolis
My first short film, THE RED WARDROBE was based on poet Sarah Corbett’s award-winning first collection and produced by Rebekah Wray Rogers. It screened at Edinburgh and London film festivals and was broadcast on Channel Four Television.
My second short film HIGHRISE won a Silver Hugo at Chicago Film Festival, screened internationally at more than 30 festivals and was broadcast in many territories worldwide.
After this I was accepted into the National Film and Television School where I was trained by Stephen Frears, Udyan Prasad, Ian Sellar and Lone Scherfig gaining a Masters Degree in Fiction Direction.
After graduating I won a commission from Kaos Films to direct the winning entry of the British Short Screenplay Competition, LIKE FATHER a half- hour drama written by James Walker. The film was produced by Jules Powell and Arif Hussien and shot on location in Bosnia with a Bosnian cast and British and Bosnian crew. It premiered at the BFI Film Theatre on London’s Southbank as part of an NFTS showcase and was later screened on Virgin Atlantic.
Following this I was commissioned to direct SCAPEGOAT a half-hour drama written by Jeremy Page for Channel Four’s Coming Up new talent series which broadcast in November 2006.
My first feature screenplay KISMET was shortlisted by Film London’s Microwave scheme and I was invited to participate in ‘Microschool’ where I received further mentoring.
Thereafter I was selected by Screen Yorkshire for the ‘Triangle’ Feature Development Scheme where I teamed up with producer Rachel Connors and writer Jessica Edith Sinyard to develop a feature WILD DOG COUNTRY pitching the project to high-ranking industry decision makers.
More details of these feature projects can be found in the IN DEVELOPMENT section.