Award winning producer/director specialising in making highly visual observational, current affairs and natural history documentaries.

The reason why I became a documentary filmmaker is because I am passionate about telling real stories with beautiful images. I have worked on all types of films, from intensely observational documentaries, to landmark presenter-led series, through to live shows for broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, FIVE, National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, History and TLC.

As a director my natural curiosity is coupled with strong editorial rigour and a distinctive visual style. As a producer I have a track record in gaining access to people and institutions, and getting my own ideas successfully commissioned. And as a cameraman I self-shoot on all HD formats, capturing telling pictures and decisive sync.

I have extensive overseas filming experience, including visiting some of the world’s most remote and hostile environments in Asia, Africa and South America. Below is a list of selected film credits or download CV.

What the Press have said:

This gem of a documentary… The result is an emotional and eye-opening journey which grapples with faith in an entertaining and moving way.” The Observer on My Big Gay Jewish Conversion, BBC

“A bravely questioning film… tackling race, religion and sexuality with sensitivity.” The Times on Reggie Yates’ Extreme UK: Gay and under Attack, BBC

It’s extraordinary and it’s all on camera.” The Guardian on Born in the Wild, Channel 4

“No TV programme could make me love the London Underground. This one, however, made me fiercely proud of it.” The Daily Express on Strip The City, Discovery

 

Documentary Credits

BBC3 – Should I Marry My Cousin?
(Edit) Produced, Directed & Filmed (1 x40′)
18 year old Bradford-born Hiba faces a moral dilemma: Should she follow in the footsteps of her family and marry one of her cousins, or go her own independent way. Self-shot (FS7). TX TBC. (Sugar Films / EP Narinder Minhas / CE Gian Qualigini)

BBC3 – My Big Gay Jewish Conversion
(Edit) Produced, Directed & Filmed (1 x45′)
Simon Atkins is a gay Catholic man who feels more accepted in the faith of his Jewish boyfriend than his own religion. Is Judaism a better doctrine for gay men of faith? Simon travels to Israel to find out. Self-shot (FS7). TX TBC. (40 Partners / EP Wendy Robbins & Geoff Goodwin / CE Gian Qualigini)

Pick of the Day inc. The Observer, The Sun, The Mirror, Metro, Huffington Post, Radio Times, iNews & Total TV Guide.

BBC2 – Stacey Dooley: Touchdown USA
(Edit) Produced, Directed & Filmed (1 x60′)
Stacey Dooley travels to New Orleans to witness a city struggling with rampant crime and poverty, and where hope comes from an unlikely source. Self-shot (FS7). TX TBC. (Sundog Pictures / EP Johnny Webb & Dov Freedman)

ITV1 – Parking Wars
(Edit) Produced, Directed & Filmed (1 x60′)
Julie Walters narrates this character-led ob doc exploring the on-going war between motorists and parking enforcers, using the prism of parking to take both a humorous and serious look at Britain today. Self-shot (C300 & PMW200). TX 2016. (Prod. Company: Century Films / EP: Liesel Evans / CE: Jo Clinton-Davis)

Pick of the Day inc. The Daily Telegraph

BBC1&3 – Reggie Yates’ Extreme UK: Gay and Under Attack
(Edit) Produced, Directed & Filmed (1 x60′)
Reggie Yates discovers that for young black and Asian gay men, their harshest critics – and persecutors – often come from their own communities, even their own families.  Self-shot (C300). TX 2015. (Prod. Company: Sundog Pictures / EP: Sam Anthony / CE: Jamie Balment)

Pick of the Day inc. Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, The Sun, Radio Times

BBC1&3 – Reggie Yates’ Extreme UK: Men at War
Directed & Filmed (1 x60′)
Reggie meets the angry young British men who think feminism has gone too far and the women who have felt their wrath, on an internet tailor-made for trolling. Self-shot (C300). TX 2015. (Prod. Company: Sundog Pictures / EP: Sam Anthony / CE: Jamie Balment)

Pick of the Day inc. Times, Guardian, The Sun, Sunday Times, Radio Times

Nat Geo – Drugs Inc. Heroin Island, NY
(Edit) Produced, Directed & Filmed (1 x60′)
Heroin use among teenagers in New York City is rising fast. This film reveals in shocking detail how dealers brand and sell their product to this emerging market, using techniques straight from the advertising agencies on Madison Avenue.  Self-shot (C300). TX 2015. (Prod. Company: Wall to Wall / SP: Peter Day / EP: Chris Lent)

Channel 4Car Crash Detectives
(Edit) Produced, Directed & Filmed (1x 30′)
One off film following the work of the MET Police Road Death Investigation Unit who investigate all fatal collisions in London and decide whether to bring those responsible to justice. Self-shot (Sony EX3 w/ nano-flash). TX TBC. (Prod. Company: Windfall Films / EP: Ian Duncan / CE: David Glover)

Nat Geo – Underworld Inc. Illegal Gambling
(Edit) Produced, Directed & Filmed (1 x60′)
This film explores the murky world of illegal gambling told through the eyes of those running this $500 billion underworld economy; featuring sport bookies, card hustlers, street racers and dog fighters. Recommissioned for 2nd series. Self-shot (C300) in LA, Atlanta, New Jersey & Costa Rica. TX 2015. (Prod. Company: Wall to Wall / SP: Peter Day / EP: Chris Lent)

Channel 4 – Born in the Wild
(Edit) Produced & Directed (2 x60’)
Mark Evans and Dr Joy Reidenberg uncover the weird and wonderful world of animal reproduction. Using fixed rig infra-red cameras they witness the rare & remarkable birth of a baby elephant in Botswana. And with macro photography they reveal a kangaroo foetus’ perilous journey into its mother’s pouch in Australia. TX 2014. (Prod. Company: Windfall Films / EP: Jamie Lochhead)

Pick of the Day inc. Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, The Sun, Sunday Times, Observer, Radio Times

Nat Geo – Planet XXL
Directed & Filmed (60′)
Single ob doc examining the spread of obesity around the world. Directed US segment following the daily struggles of recovering meth addict Atila whose new addiction to food has seen his weight balloon to 500lb, impacting his life in unimaginable ways. Self-shot on C300. TX 2014. (Prod. Company: Dragonfly Film & TV / EP: Edwina Silver)

Discovery – Strip The City
(Edit) Produced & Directed (3 x60’)
Commissioned from own idea, this 6-part series looks at how the planet shaped our great cities. Iain Stewart peels away the surface layers to expose what lies beneath and explains why the story of Rome, London and San Francisco is written in the very stones they’re built on. TX 2013. (Prod. Company: Handel, Modus & Windfall Films)

Nominated for Best Documentary Series at Canadian Screen Award & New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 2014 & Pick of the Day inc. USA Today, Le Monde, Elle, Australian

Nat Geo WILD – Animal Superpowers with Patrick Stewart
(Edit) Produced, Directed & Filmed (1 x60’)
Patrick Stewart unearths the secrets behind amazing animal traits, inc. camouflage in octopus, high voltage strikes in electric eels and regeneration in salamanders. Self shot (Sony F800) on location in Hawaii, Ecuador & Suriname. Patrick Stewart shot against green-screen and composited into specially designed CGI world. TX 2012. (Prod. Company: Windfall Films / EP: Carlo Massarella)

Winner Silver Medal Best ‘Nature & Wildlife’ at New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 2013 & Pick of the day inc. Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, The Knowledge

BBC1 – Richard Hammond’s Invisible World
Directed
Richard Hammond explores the hidden secrets that lie beyond the limits of the naked eye. Inc. high speed camera shoot with Blue Angel stunt pilots (Phantom), interview with Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell and natural history macro studio filming. TX 2010. (Prod. Company: BBC / SP: Simon Finch / EP: G Hunter & A Laking)

Winner RTS Best Sound & Pick of the day inc. Times, Guardian, Mail, Sun

FIVE/Nat Geo – Giant Animal Moves
(Edit) Produced, Directed & Filmed (3 x60’)
A British team attempt to move fifteen prize-winning racehorses 6,000 miles from Newmarket to Hong Kong to compete at one of the most lucrative racing tracks in the world, Happy Valley.  And in Zambia where the black rhino was poached to extinction in the 1990s, Brit Ed Sayer tries to reintroduce the once omnipresent rhino back into the heart of Africa. Self-shot (Sony F750 & F900). TX 2011. (Prod. Company: Windfall Films / SP: Carlo Massarella / EP: David Dugan)

Pick of the day inc. Daily Express

Channel 4 – The Operation: Surgery Live
Produced, Directed & Filmed (4 x60′)
Four amazing surgeries shown live on TV, presented by Krishnan Guru-Murphy. TX 2009. (Prod. Company: Windfall Films / SP: Dan Kendal / EP: David Dugan)

Winner Broadcast Digital & Pick of the day inc. Times, Mail, Telegraph, Sun

FIVE/Nat Geo – Big, Bigger, Biggest
Directed & Filmed (6 x60’)
Presenter Jem Stansfield demonstrates the principles behind great leaps of scientific thinking that allowed our modern world to evolve and flourish. Self-shot (Panasonic HDX900). (Prod. Company: Windfall Films / SP: Rob Hartel/ EP: David Dugan)

FIVE/Nat Geo – Monster Moves
(Edit) Produced, Directed & Filmed (3 x60’)
A cowboy with a passion to save period homes in the Badlands of South Dakota meets his maker, in his toughest move to date: a 500 mile journey through Tornado Alley. Self-shot. TX 2009. (Prod. Company: Windfall Films / SP: Carlo Massarella / EP: David Dugan)

Nominated RTS Best Graphic Design & Pick of the day inc. Guardian, Mirror, Mail, Telegraph

FIVE/TLC – Heavy Haulers
Produced, Directed & Filmed (2 x60’)
Observational documentary filmed in the Midwest, following 350lb redneck construction mogul Jeremy Patterson, his loyal wife Tonya, their hell-raising son Greg and disinterested daughter Ashley. Self-shot (Sony XDCAM). TX 2009. (Prod. Company: Windfall Films / EP: Abigail Harvey)

Additional Selected Credits

BBC2 – James May’s Big Ideas: Power to the People
(Prod. Company: BBC / SP: Nigel Patterson / EP: Phil Dolling)

Winner BUFVC

Nat Geo/Hist Ch -The Solomon Treasures / Decoding Bible Relics
(Prod. Company: TV6 / Dir: Robert Eagle / EP: Richard Reisz)

BBC2 – Earth: The Power of the Planet: The Atmosphere
(Prod. Company: BBC / SP: Jonathan Renouf / EP: Phil Dolling)

Winner Widscreen & Nominated for 2 BAFTA’s & Grierson

FIVE – The Girl Who Survived Rabies (Extraordinary People)
(Prod. Company: Bellwether Media / Dir: David Malone / EP: Malcolm Neaum)

BBC 1 – Unstoppable Wave
(Prod. Company: Darlow Smithson / Dir: Ed Wardle / EP: Julian Ware)

Pick of the Day inc. Times, Guardian & Telegraph

Development

BBC4 – Electric Dreams
(Prod. Company: Wall to Wall / SP: Cate Hall / EP: Leanne Klein)

Pick of the Day inc. Guardian, Indepedent & Times

BBC2 – Tiger Traffic
(Prod. Company: Cicada Films / EP: Frances Berrigan)

Pick of the Day inc. Guardian, Times & Daily Mail

FIVE – The Twin Inside Me (Extraordinary People)
Commissioned from own idea. (Prod. Company: Cicada Films / EP: Frances Berrigan)

Pick of the Day inc. Sunday Times, Telegraph

Nat Geo – Europe’s Secret Quake
Commissioned from own idea. (Prod. Company: Cicada Films / EP: Frances Berrigan)

Winner TeleNatura Best Popular Science Award