THE BLOG

07
Apr

Arnhem Veterans

Titus and I completed our whistle stop tour of the UK completing 1000 miles in 4 days, bringing our total number of Arnhem veteran interviews to seventeen. I am still amazed at the spirit, modesty and humour of these amazing men.

The excellent editor, Dan Glendenning, is currently viewing the rushes and looking to cut a pilot film to raise some further finance for the project.

11
Mar

Century Films

Latest filming trip with Brian was to Malaga in Spain. A welcome contrast to the freezing conditions in Sweden.

20
Jan

The Camel Project

CamelAfter working as a Director of Photography in film and television for twenty five years, I felt a strong desire to return to my early passion of photography. The challenge of capturing a story or character in a fraction of a second, instead of the weeks and months involved in shooting and editing a film. Suddenly I was working on my own, without a director, crew or production team. It felt incredibly liberating and gave me back that time where I could work at my own pace and stop to talk to the people I was meeting, instead of rushing off with a busy documentary schedule to meet.
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06
Jan

Century Films

Currently working with Brian Hill on a theatrical release documentary for Film Four and the BFI.

25
Dec

Florin Street

Last shoot of 2013 involved filming in a beautiful 14th century Tithe barn in Englishcombe, just outside Bath. This new Christmas video, written and performed by Leigh Haggerwood, is part of his new Florin Street Christmas musical.
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25
Mar

Hipstomatic Project

What draws me to the Hipstomatic app are the early memories of photography as a boy. All the photographs taken within my family as I grew up were taken on Polaroid cameras. Moments captured and developed in sixty seconds. The high contrast images, the square format and the filmic feeling of timelessness.

→ View the images on Flickr

21
Aug

Aung San Suu Kyi: The Choice

Director Angus MacQueen
Producer Sue Summers
Finestripe productions & Ronachan Films for BBC2
Filming in Burma, The Netherlands and UK

Once again, Angus manages to give me another great adventure. This time flying in to Burma to interview Aung San Suu Kyi at her home where she spent many years under house arrest. We had no official permissions to film her and as usual the levels of paranoia were running high with stories of hotel rooms being bugged and the feeling of always being watched by the authorities.
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21
May

Sonny Rollins: Beyond the Notes

BeBop Productions for BBC Arena series
Director: Dick Fontaine
Producer: Gugulethu Mseleku
Location: New York

A rare opportunity to work with the legendary Dick Fontaine who has directed many fine documentaries since the 1960’s.

Shortlisted for the Grierson Award in 2012

Sonny Rollins Beyond the Notes Trailer 1’37” on Vimeo