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Fluent Spanish, rusty Japanese, intermediate French, basic Portuguese
Writer, producer and director of factual programmes for the BBC, Channel Four, ITV and others. I'm an experienced user of the PD-150/170 and DSR-570, and have taught DV Production courses at the Latin American Bureau in London. Lots of experience of observational documentary filming in difficult and sensitive environments (Africa and Latin America, prisons, among drug users, criminals, football hooligans).
Showreel available on request.
"Welcome to HMP Swaleside" 1 x 20', 2005
Film and Video Workshop for HMP Swaleside, Director/ DSR Cameraman
Induction guide and advice for new arrivals at HMP Swaleside, a Cat B prison on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent; an intimate look at prison life, presented by inmates, for inmates.
"May Day Colombia" 1 x 25', 2003
Faction Films for War on Want/ Justice for Colombia, Producer/ Director/ DV Cameraman
Documentary on the militarisation of Colombian society under President Alvaro Uribe, in the guise of a bogus 'war on terror'; I wrote and narrated the film.
"Afrorap" 1 x 15', 2002.
Faction Films for UK Department for International Development, BBC World Service and Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, Producer/ Director/ DV and Super-8 Cameraman
Pilot documentary shoot in Ghana and Senegal, presented by rapper Xuman, looking into emerging hip-hop scenes and what they say about changes animating the region's youth.
"Resistencia: Hip-Hop in Colombia" 1 x 50', 2002
Faction Films for SVT Sweden/ SBS Australia/ Caracol Colombia/ YLE Finland/ Maori TV New Zealand, Producer/ Director/ DV Cameraman
Documentary profile of Colombia's hip-hop movement, and what the music tells us about civil war, poverty and the drugs trade; screened at 34 major international film festivals, won Best Music Film (Portobello Film Festival), Best Foreign Film (HBO Urban World), Special Jury Prize (Bogota International Film Festival), and Best Documentary (Oakland International Film Festival).
Faction Films, Development Producer 2000
Researched, wrote and pitched proposals to UK broadcasters, and co-ordinated a team of writers and researchers; Love For Sale was produced as a 10-part series for BBC3
"33% Heroin" 1 x 50', 1999
Ideal World for Channel Four, Producer/ Director/ DV Cameraman
Observational documentary looking at the contrasting fortunes of a solicitor and a homeless Portuguese man, brought together by their shared addiction to heroin
"The Hum" 1 x 50', 1997
Splash Productions/ Faction Films for Westcountry/ HTV, Director/ Narrator
Documentary story of an inexplicable humming noise, this film achieved the highest ratings to date for its strand. Produced through my own production company