I’m an International Emmy Award winning filmmaker working in documentary and drama. I make emotionally engaging stories with cinematic production values. I take a documentary approach and prepare by spending time without the camera in the company of my subjects for both drama and documentary. I like to capture performances that are truthful which requires focused preparation and detailed research. Apart from my drama and documentary projects I have a deep love for music, not only listening to and collecting film soundtracks, but also composing and making music videos.

I’m also an avid sequential art lover with a collection of over 3000 comics and graphic novels and I regularly curse the invention of digital comics for making it so easy to spend a small fortune so quickly!

In terms of recognition I’ve been honoured to receive an International Emmy Award, and three BAFTA nominations, as well as others detailed here:

SLEEPING LIONS 2015 (Short Film BBC2)

BAFTA , Best Learning Programme (Secondary), Finalist
UNICEF Award at Japan Prize, WINNER
Broadcast Digital Awards, Best Scripted Online Short, Finalist
YDA, CFP-E and Shots, Broadcast Europe, Finalist
Rockie Award, Banff World Media Festival, Children & Youth Fiction WINNER
Prix Jeunesse  11-15 Fiction Award WINNER
Prix Jeunesse  UNICEF SPECIAL AWARD 2nd place Finalist
Prix Jeunesse  11-15 Fiction Youth Jury Award 2nd place Finalist
Sandford St Martin’s Award Finalist 2016
Chicago International Film Festival TV Awards, Acting Certificate of Merit Award WINNER 2016
Learning On Screen Award WINNER 2016
Royal Television Society NW, Best Production (Craft) Award WINNER 2015
Royal Television Society NW, Best Actress in a Drama 2015, Sorcha Groundsell Finalist
Royal Television Society NW, Best Learning Programme 2015, Finalist

SAME BUT DIFFERENT 2012/13 (Series of Short Documentaries BBC2)
International Emmy Award Winner
Outstanding Children’s Factual Programme 2013
Theo’s Story, Vimeo Staff Pick
BAFTA, Best Learning Programme 2012 Nomination
Kidscreen 2013 Best One-off, Movie or Special Nomination
Royal Television Society NW, Best Children’s Programme 2012, Nomination
Broadcast Digital Award, Best Children’s Programme 2012, Nomination
Japan Prize 2012, Finalist
Learning On Screen 2012, Nomination

BAFTA, Best Learning Programme, 2010: The Artful Dodger/Primary Creative Arts BBC2 Nomination
Prolific North North 2014, Best New Comer, Highly Commended
Bronze, Roses Award 2011, Got Any Spare Change Award Winner
Co-op Young Film Maker Award Winner

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