Short bio:

I am an Emmy-winning filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon working across the Pacific Northwest, California and beyond. Originally from the United Kingdom, I moved to the US eight years ago. I have a full Green Card and clean current driving license. I shoot with a variety of cameras, most frequently my own Sony FS7 MK II. I have sound and lighting kit for interviews and documentary shoots and am equally comfortable working alone or with a crew. Recent clients include The Economist, The Washington Post, On Running, CNBC and PBS. I am represented by Hungry Man in London for commercials.

More detail:

I had an epiphany watching a documentary as a teenager. I heard a voice behind the camera and realized there was a human being there, asking questions. It took some years for this simple-but-life-changing understanding to filter across to the "I Could Do That" part of my brain, so I studied International Relations, took a Masters degree in Media Production, watched a lot of films and upon graduation confidently declared I was now a filmmaker, before quickly discovering it was not yet so.

I got a break on Pawel Pawlikowski’s feature film Last Resort and my tea-making skills kept me busy for the next couple of years. My first proper TV credit came when I worked with Marc Isaacs on his debut documentary Lift for Channel 4.

Thereafter I bounced between drama and documentary until settling as in-house studio producer for CC-Lab in London, which led to music videos, performance films, working with brands and many late nights. It was the start of a creative relationship with director Paul Kelly and the band Saint Etienne. We made three musical doc features together and spent a year as Artists-in-Residence at Southbank Centre beside the Thames. 

Ten years ago I finally became that person behind the camera asking questions.

I was drawn to India by a bank manager using his position to bring about social change and then kept returning to that strange and magical/chaotic country to find stories and people who inspired me. I spent 18 days living on an Indian train to document the Jagriti Yatra and met a paperboy in Jamshedpur who I followed for a day, creating a short film which won the 2012 Vimeo Documentary Award. I also worked with an NGO to make a film about handwashing which has been viewed over 450,000 times.

More recently my film Tashi And The Monk (made with friend and collaborator Johnny Burke) is a 40 minute documentary about a remarkable children’s community in the Himalayas. We spent 3 months filming, another couple editing and debuted the film at Mountainfilm in Telluride where it picked up two awards, got noticed by HBO who jumped on board, and set the course for a remarkable worldwide journey which culminated in 27 awards including an Emmy. 

I moved to New York (from the UK) for love and left it for nature and space. Arriving in Portland, Oregon almost four years ago in search of a new direction I’ve been making short docs with and about artists and athletes, and researching the subjects I care most about - compassion, communication and connection.