Using the fragility and impermanence of 16mm film, I have documented social history throughout England during a decade of great divide and unrest.
Employing social documentarian and cinéma-pur methodologies, my coverage encompasses the breadth of this country's society and diverse culture.
Further works explore mortality, masculinity, solitude, and ritual, referencing and dissecting my upbringing.
In 2022, my film Mirrors, supported by BFI Doc Society, premiered in the International Short Competition at Sheffield DocFest and was later longlisted for BIFA Best Short Film.
My first feature documentary, Shadows, is now in production and examines class structure, identity, and the balance of power in England.
b.1989 in Coventry
Lives and works in Coventry
(2022) Documentary | 16mm | 4:3 | 29 min
What began as a document of trades, traditions, cultures and home environments in contemporary England evolved and expanded to become an all-consuming project. Mirrors is a witness to unprecedented events as they unfolded on this singular isle over seven extraordinary years.
From volatile public demonstrations to intimate domestic scenes, the film reveals the experience and emotions of living in England, explored through the lives of total strangers as well as family and friends. Shot exclusively on 16mm film, Mirrors is both lucid diary and poetic map - a meditation on human resilience, a journey across an island.
Made possible with BFI Doc Society National Lottery Funding.
Sheffield DocFest 2022 (Premiere) - International Short Competition Longlisted BIFA Short Film Award 2022 Coventry Cathedral 2023 (Special screening) Flatpack Film Festival 2023 Big Picture Festival 2023
Aesthetica Film Festival 2023
Documentary | 16mm | 4:3 | 90 min
It’s the days that separate the night, the shadows by which we recognise the light.
Shadows observes strike action, protest, minority communities, taboos, royal pageantry, high society, and the upcoming General Election.
Currently in production. Please get in touch to access the project treatment.
Artist Moving Image | 16mm | 4:3 | 20 min
The artwork dismantles, examines, and purges past experiences through a journey from perpetual isolation to liberty, solitude, and acceptance.
Comprising of a dozen vignettes, each moving portrait is a sensitive and, at times, surreal exploration between documentary truth and poetic interpretation.
Before developing the film, the material was shaken, agitated, and dragged across the artist’s hands and body in total darkness, impregnating the already exposed film emulsion with their sweat and skin.
Seed funded by HOME Manchester, currently seeking finishing funds.
Artist Moving Image | 16mm | 4:3 | 9 min
A study of solitude as a medicinal melancholy, a vehicle for introspection and reflection. Focussing on my father, the film’s images were born from our relationship with this interior and exterior state of being.
The film was made in response to 18th-century diary excerpts provided by Warwick University-based researcher Dr Naomi Pullin. The title was taken from a poem by diarist Gertrude Saville.