Summary

I’m a creative thinker and enthusiastic problem solver, who has used my many years experience as a successful journalist to develop compelling narratives from high quality factual research. I am calm under pressure and always easy to work with.

Credits

4/16 – Current

Director (Producer) The Crick (Working Title)

Film (Theatrical) — Five Signs Productions Details
4/16 – Current

I am managing all aspects of production and direction on this feature length documentary which centres around the political changes in Hildale, Utah. The area remains under the control of imprisoned pedophile and religious leader Warren Jeffs but his former followers have now returned to oust him from power and rescue those who are still loyal to him.

7/17 – 10/17

Producer Haunted USA 1

TRAVEL — Reality/Doc (TV) — Optomen Productions Details
7/17 – 10/17

I produced an episode of this four part series, taking it from pre production to rough cut and also field produced a further episode. The show is a brand new verite driven concept which sends tourists into the most haunted locations in America.

3/17 – 7/17

Producer True Conviction 1

DISCOVERY — Reality/Doc (TV) — Weinberger Media Details
3/17 – 7/17

I cast and field produced two of six episodes for this brand new show which will feature on Discovery ID. The show works with families, detectives and prosecutors who were at the centre of extremely difficult and often sensational cases.

2/17 – 3/17

Casting Producer Abandoning The Faith Pilot

MTV — Reality/Doc (TV) — Hot Snakes MEdia Details
2/17 – 3/17

I was solely responsible for finding the subject matter and contributors for this MTV development. The show will feature six young people experiencing the outside world for the first time after leaving the highly controlling Twelve Tribes cult.

10/16 – 1/17

Producer The Other America - FLDS 1

MTV — Reality/Doc (TV) — Barcroft Productions for MTV Details
10/16 – 1/17

I produced and cast this film in Utah as well as directing the second unit for the duration of the shoot. The film follows the few young individuals who have managed to escape the polygamist cult of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints church.

10/16 – 12/16

Producer The Other America - Westboro Baptist Church 1

MTV — Reality/Doc (TV) — Barcroft Productions for MTV Details
10/16 – 12/16

I produced this film while also directing a second unit. We followed young members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a group of people who live as outcasts from the wider community due to their controversial views and pickets on homosexuality. This film spends time with former members and individuals who are still part of the church and follows their journeys as the two sides meet.

1/16 – 12/16

Producer The Other America - Purity Ball 1

MTV — Reality/Doc (TV) — Barcroft Productions for MTV Details
1/16 – 12/16

I produced and cast this film while also directing a second unit. The show centers around young girls taking part in a faux wedding ceremony with their fathers, who pledge to protect their daughter’s virginity until they are wed. I originally produced, cast and directed this as a short for Barcroft Media before being brought on to the MTV production.

11/16 – 11/16

Associate Producer The Other America - Uhuru 1

MTV — Reality/Doc (TV) — Barcroft Productions for MTV Details
11/16 – 11/16

The film follows members of the black militant group, Uhuru, in South Florida. I was tasked with visiting Florida to obtain releases from contributors who were initially unwilling to sign and lining up different voices for the film.

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Education

Class of '11

The Northern Echo, UK

NCJ Senior Journalism Qualification - Distinction
Class of '08

School of Journalism, Darlington College, UK

NCTJ Prelim Journalism Qualification - Distinction
Class of '07

Nottingham Trent University

LLB Law (Magna Cum Laude)