Strange days. Global pandemic lockdown means that most of us aren't shooting, which is financially tough, but also provides opportunities to work on personal projects and submit to little competitions that usually I wouldn't have time for. Here's a film for Jack Daniels that a few friends helped create a a clip for... see if you can spot it.
We were one of the prize winners which we shared between us and donated £1000 to Refuge, a charity supporting people experiencing domestic violence, which sadly has spiked in the past couple of months.
I feel really lucky to have had it pretty easy (so far) during this crisis. I hope everyone reading this is happy and healthy and your loved ones are safe and well. Be creative, try something new, read a book, tune in to a tutorial, do an online workout, watch a challenging film, volunteer, or support a cause, whatever makes you feel good, do it. This too shall pass.
So happy to be on this awesome shoot with BBDO. Such a brilliant, talented team. Great atmosphere on the shoot. Trying to find a leafy London location that passes for summer in December is a big ask. We discovered that Gunnersbury Park has a wealth of evergreens and we really lucked out on the weather... it looks positively balmy. We even got a Christmas dinner on the last day courtesy of Island Studios, which I am assured has the best catering in London. What more could you want?
Had a great week shooting this little series for Facebook X Tastemade with comedian Jahannah James and 8 specialist guests who took her through some of the wildest wellness trends of the year. They cooked, they tasted, they conquered.
I made this little documentary about Stoll, a homeless charity that works with homeless veterans to help rehouse them and offer support for vulnerable people. They were very nice, as you'd probably expect.
A little charity documentary project for Hackney Law Centre, where we interviewed clients having immigration, benefits and housing issues. I shot, edited and directed this one.
The five films I directed for Coppafeel with JWT last summer have gone live and got a great response, including a nice little write up on David Reviews. Lovely films, lovely team.
I self-shot this little documentary for Camden Community Law Centre earlier in the month, and the producer cut this film. CCLC is an amazing organisation that offers pro-bono legal advice for people who wouldn't otherwise be able to get help with things like immigration, housing and disability benefits claims. Big thank you to Alan Walsh for bringing me onboard this project.
On March 8th, The Young Creative Council launched a database of female creative talent to celebrate International Women's Day.
Badass.Gal was set up to showcase 365 creative women over the course of a year, including young talent from any creative background.
Danny Pallett, a creative at DigitasLBi and a member of the Young Creative Council, said: "In a world where only 29% of the creative department are female, and only 12% of creative directors are female (in London alone), it's this generation of talent which will help bring up those numbers, and we don't doubt that they will."
Just wrapped on an epic studio shoot for Coppafeel! A breast cancer charity that was set up to raise awareness in younger people. This was so much fun, but it was a miracle that we made it out alive - 162 shots in two days... I hate a challenge. We had a damn fine first AD and an almost all female crew, most of whom took one for the team and got their tits out for a good cause. It's the first time I've directed topless... and hopefully won't be the last. Very freeing.