"A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later."
- Stanley Kubrick
I'm an award-winning director with a specialism in films that make a real difference in the world, whether that's bringing underrepresented voices to the big (or small) screen, supporting the work of charities and NGOs through cinematic storytelling, or educational content that aims to make the world a better and more well-informed place. I've made documentaries, promos and explainer videos for the NSPCC, Coppafeel, Lenovo, The Guardian and The Wellcome Collection amongst others. Most recently I worked as the writer's room researcher and script editor on Danny Boyle's TV show, ‘Pistol’, and then went straight into directing a series of documentaries for the Arts Council. Right now I'm writing and directing a short dark comedy for a children’s charity, a documentary about the future of food, and a series on black owned businesses for a well known delivery service.
In 2013, I established Dauntless Pictures with Joanna Thapa and she’s cultivating a slate of TV shows, features, documentaries and shorts. Our documentary for the Guardian, 'From The Bronx To Yale: The Power of High School Speech' was awarded a Staff Pick on Vimeo and premiered at Sheffield DocFest and our comedy short 'Countryphile' won Best Writing at NBFF and a WFTV Award.
Dauntless Pictures are currently developing a TV show about Victorian drag queens, a feature about two octogenarian women on a mission to find buried treasure and a short about a grumpy agoraphobic who risks her life to play Robin Hood, starring Miriam Margolyes. I've also been commissioned by Knock Out Productions to write a feature about an MMA fighter and NHS nurse battling her way through a mental health crisis.