Summary

A multi-skilled and talented creative producer/director known for my work on awardwinning documentary programmes tackling sensitive topics within hostile environments around the world. I pitch, negotiate, produce, direct, film and operate a drone.

Credits

8/17 – 8/17

Production Executive – PUMA

Commercial/Ad — October Films Details
8/17 – 8/17

• Solely pitched, commissioned and executed the project • Produced and directed a social media campaign for the new PUMA shoe • Overlooked the filming and the edit • Turned the whole production around in a week including the delivery of the final video • Made the client VERY happy

1/17 – 7/17

Producer Levison Wood : From Russia to Iran

CH4 — Reality/Doc (TV) — October Films Details
1/17 – 7/17

• Developed, casted and produced 5-part prime time adventure series • Went on location for a 4-week expedition in the Northern Caucasus • Negotiated filming with the Russian Civil Defence and gained access to remote ethnic minorities in the Greater Caucasus range • Filmed as a second camera and operated a drone • Climbed on top of Elbrus - highest peak in Europe

11/16 – 12/16

Producer N/A

Film (Theatrical) Details
11/16 – 12/16

• Developed idea for a new feature documentary film from creators of “Virunga” • Managed fixers to gain access to a remote location and found a unique character to build the story around

9/16 – 12/16

Senior Producer This World : Russian Football Hooligans

BBC — Reality/Doc (TV) — BBC Worldwide Details
9/16 – 12/16

• Produced and co-directed a 55 min doc on Russian football hooliganism • Gained exclusive access to top Russian football firms and hooligans, closely following their lives as well as filming a highly secretive forest fight • Explored the idea of the new Russian men and their definition of masculinity • Developed and directed a few intimate stories with young fighters and hooligans • Filmed as a second camera • Assisted with the post

4/16 – 8/16

Senior Field Producer Reggie Yates : Extreme Australia

BBC — Reality/Doc (TV) — Sundog Pictures Details
4/16 – 8/16

• Assisted in commissioning 2 x 55 min episodes • Produced an episode on the aboriginal community in Wilcannia, Australia • Gained unique access to never-filmed-before remote tribes and communities and spent a week embedded in their village • Filmed as a second camera and directed and operated a drone

2/16 – 4/16

Senior Field Producer Reggie Yates : Insider Pilot

BBC — Reality/Doc (TV) — KEO Films Details
2/16 – 4/16

• Developed and commissioned 2 x 45 min episodes • Negotiated unprecedented access with Texas Jail and the Mexican Army • Produced and maintained sensitive access with the Mexican Army on location • Followed soldiers lives for 5 consecutive filming days • Participated in dangerous military missions such as destruction of a poppy seed plantation in the land of cartels • Directed and operated drones

5/15 – 2/16

Senior Producer Urbex : Enter at Your Own Risk Pilot

REDBULL — Reality/Doc (TV) — KEO Films Details
5/15 – 2/16

• Commissioned, developed, casted and produced 7 x 60 min episodes on urban exploration for Red Bull’s highlight show • Gained access to a very niche and secretive subculture, casting and contracting some of the world’s top urban explorers • Filmed in 7 of the world’s most high profile capital cities, tightly collaborating with local fixers • Worked under a lot of pressure and in high secrecy, constantly checking in with the legal team back in the office • Worked in a completely new format using the most advanced technologies - filming in 4K and using 360 cams • Invented and delivered a number of engaging and innovative digital enhancements • Provided essential technical support, operating 360 cameras and wrangling footage from 4 different cameras and formats • Overlooked the post • Battled a fear of heights

4/15 – 5/15

Producer Various Branded Content

Corporate — CNBC Details
4/15 – 5/15

• Was responsible for the delivery of a branded video for a major finance client • Composed the script, overlooked the edit and managed the archive and budget

Media

  • What Diana Did : Drone Reel 2016

  • TRAILER | From Russia To Iran: Crossing The Wild Frontier | Sunday 8pm

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Education

Class of '12

Goldsmiths College

MA in Filmmaking and Scriptwriting
Class of '10

New York College

BA in Communications & Psychology

My Gear

  • DJI Phantom 3 Pro
  • GH5
  • GoPRO4

Skills

  • 360 camera
  • A7S
  • Advertorial
  • C300
  • Commercial
  • Data-wrangling
  • Directing multiple crews
  • Drone Operator
  • Edit Producing
  • Editing in Premiere Pro
  • Excellent project management skills
  • First Aid Training
  • Fixing
  • GH5
  • Greek
  • Hostile Environments Training
  • Marketing
  • Phantom 3 Pro
  • Portuquese
  • Russian
  • Script development
  • Self-shooting
  • Setting up mini-cams
  • Spanish
  • Translating