2023 – Producer & Colourist
The Last Xplorers
Short 3-minute Sci Fi film, shot on a virtual production stage.
I have recently gained a level 3 qualification in virtual production. I wanted to learn about the post-production workflow and what problems an LED volume can create and solve. To put my new skills to the test I produced this short film along with others from my course.
2023 – Video Editor & Sound Designer
Poor Tom – Short period drama film
Poor Tom is based on a true story about a disabled boy in the 1800s who finds hope in religion.
Produced and Directed by Rob Speranza.
2023 – Director & Editor
Golden Bonds – Reclaiming Roots – A Dance of Hope
Filmed in collaboration with and featuring the vibrant people of the Rastrick and Elland communities near Halifax. The 3 experimental documentary films explore the relationships between community, vocal history, wellbeing and improvised dance.
The films were screened as part of the Welland exhibition (July-Sept 2023) and commissioned by not-for-profit organisation, Curious Motion.
2023 – Visual Artist
Projection Map Installation at Ripon Workhouse.
A projection-mapped light show that was commissioned by Ripon Museums Trust.
I worked alongside 10-16yr olds to produce an abstract installation that focused on the themes and history of Ripon Workhouse. We used hand-drawn stopmotion and photographic light graffiti to create an experimental light show that was projected onto the front of the museum. Find out more here.
2022 – 2nd Assistant Editor
‘A Cuban Girl’s Guide To Tea & Tomorrow’. Netflix Feature Film
Over the course of 6 weeks I worked to deliver dailies and rushes to the production and post departments.
Working nights, I’d receive the hard drives from set and ingest them using Davinci Resolve, applying LUT’s, punch-in’s and burn-in’s to the footage. The rushes would then be transcoded and ingested into Avid where they’d be synced, named and QC’d. The dailies would then be sent back to set for review and the Avid bins, MXF and audio files were sent to the edit team in California.
2022 – Director / Editor
‘Memory’ – Short documentary series, Ripon Museums Trust
Commissioned as part of a dementia and isolation art project. I was tasked with creating short stories inspired by objects that spark memories. My role was to shoot and edit a series of 1-3 min videos. The videos will be screened online and in the museum as part of an art exhibition in 2023.
2021 – Stopmotion Animator
‘Ann Lupton Story’ 3 min film, Ripon Museums Trust
I was asked to write, produce and animate a short story about a girl who entered Ripon Workhouse in the 1800’s. I created a simple multiplane camera set up and used stock images printed onto card. These were then painted, cut and animated. The film was inspired by the art of Terry Gilliam and is used as a museum exhibit to educate visitors.
2021 – Pilot Editor / DIT
‘Brass’ 40 min episode. Network tbc. Unscripted TV
‘Brass’ is a fly on the wall episodic documentary series which follows a quirky family who run a reclamation business in the Yorkshire Dales.
In post I combed through over 20hrs of rushes to establish a narrative. Working alongside the Director remotely from ingest to final cut.
As DIT I worked on location in Ingleton North Yorkshire and was responsible for establishing a workflow with the camera and sound teams, backing up dailies, transcoding, applying LUT’s and inputting metadata.
Directed by Dan Hartley
2013 – Co-Editor / DIT
‘Lad A Yorkshire Story’ – 1hr 36min Feature Film. Watch on Amazon Prime & My5
While on set I backed up camera cards, created proxy files and synced sound. I also edited scenes for quick reference while filming. I was originally hired as the Assembly Editor but the Director asked me to Co-Edit the film because he was impressed with my professionalism and creativity. The film was released independently in cinemas and went on to win multiple awards. It also reached No.5 in the UK Independent Chart and was broadcast on Channel 5 in 2022.
Directed by Dan Hartley
WINNER ANCHORAGE FILM FESTIVAL ‘Golden Oosikar’ best feature * WINNER HOUSTON WORLDFEST ‘REMI Gold’ Best Feature
WINNER HOUSTON WORLDFEST ‘REMI Gold best actor & supporting actor’ * WINNER HOUSTON WORLDFEST ‘REMI Gold best cinematography’ * WINNER HOLLYWOOD IFF ‘best child actor’ * WINNER NIAGARA FILM FESTIVAL ‘Best Director’
WINNER PRESCOTT FILM FESTIVAL ‘Best Director’ * WINNER KESICK FILM FESTIVAL ‘Best Film’ * WINNER LEEDS YOUTH FESTIVAL ‘Best Film’ * WINNER EDMONTON FILM FESTIVAL’Best Family film’ * WINNER BRAUNSCHWEIGH FILM FESTIVAL ‘Best Debut
2008-12 – Video Editor
I was tasked with re-editing episodes of Dragons’ Den for James’ YouTube channel, I also cut showreels, PR videos, events and conference speeches.
I learned a great deal about business and professionalism while working with James.
2008 -09 – Camera Op / Editor
I was required to film and edit footage of the band before and after each show. Following them behind the scenes, grabbing off the cuff remarks and interviews. I would then capture the tapes and edit the rushes overnight. Uploading the videos onto the Boyzone website and YouTube channel the next morning. Creating a series of 3-5 min videos that got great reactions from fans.
2008-Present – Commercial Video Editor
I edit high-end videos for companies across the UK. I pride myself on being a valuable team member who is reliable, efficient and professional. The projects are very diverse and can include case studies, surgical videos, commercials, interviews, conferences and media for social channels
Commercial brands I have worked with:
Apple, Hug Rug, Johnson & Johnson, Depuy, LNER, Gong, Odigo, Evolving Systems, Nationwide, Weight Watchers, Jaguar, Carephone Warehouse, Premier Inn, New Look, General Mills, Whitbread Restaurants, Halfords, Ikea, British Gas, The Osmonds Charity Concert, HUE, Bupa, M&S, Yorkshire Water, Lloyds Bank, Unilever, First Direct, EDF Energy, Royal Mail, National Accident Helpline, New Look, Asda, Ebuyer.com, Go Casino, First Buses, Painter Of The Year Awards, Zoflora, Barnado’s, BET188, Taylors of Harrogate, Textools, Liquid Voice, Quick Golf, Leeds Becket University & Wyedean