I writedirectanimate

I write, direct, illustrate, and animate.
I also shoot, edit video, and compose music.

Though I can complete many assignments independently, I’m a generous collaborator on larger scale projects. When I work with a team, knowing the language of various disciplines helps me communicate with specialists. We give each other what we need to do our best work.

I’ve worked with agencies and production companies to make moving image content for brands like the BBC and Burberry Corporate and completed direct-to-client work for startups including Brush DJ and TouchRight. I’ve directed music videos for artists Tom Hickox, Jack Edwards, and Tres B.

I’m a member of Directors UK, and I’m always learning from my peers to improve and develop new skills. I’ve completed BECTU’s Production Safety Passport and studied illustration and character animation with School of Motion.

Experience includes shadowing on ITV drama Emmerdale, where I followed a director through prep, principal photography, and post-production on a block of three episodes featuring vehicle stunts and pyrotechnics. I also participated in ITV’s Storylining workshop to learn television writing.

I was one of twenty creative professionals picked for Creative England’s Digital Bridge scheme. Producer Ivana Mackinnon mentored me to develop a feature film pitch to Channel 4.

I’m always working on original material. I can provide a spec TV pilot as a writing sample and a fully illustrated series document for an original animated show.

I hold degrees in History and English, and a PhD in Theatre, Film & Television funded by the AHRC. All from the University of York.

During my PhD, I received formal training in post-production, including VFX and picture finishing theory and practice.

I’ve directed theatre, written plays, and acted in them.
I’ve also designed video projections for multimedia productions.

My base is York in the United Kingdom. I’m often in London, Leeds, and Sheffield. If you’d like to talk to me about a project, then please drop me an email. Or, if you just want to connect for now, please say hi on LinkedIn.