Showreel 2012
2 min
Role:
Director/Camera/Editor/Animator
Some highlights from a few projects I've worked on over the past year. Enjoy!
3MW: Rory Peck Awards
Channel 4 (UK) [2008-2013] 24 x 3 mins
Role:
Director/Camera/Editor
The Rory Peck Awards honour the world's bravest freelance journalists. In these 3 Minute Wonders you'll hear from the nominated filmmakers themselves as they relate the experience of working behind the camera in some of the most dangerous places and harrowing scenario's imaginable.
Burma CJ/Grassroots India
iranwire.com (2013) 1 x 26, 3 x 10ish
Role:
Director/Camera/Editor
An expedition documenting grassroots journalism across Thailand, Burma and India yielded this series of films for iranwire.com. A website launched to inspire citizen journalism within Iran.
Bollywood Kids
BBC Learning [2012] 30 mins
Role:
Cameraman
This film follows a young British Asian woman as she explores the world of Bollywood, Mumbai - meeting the kids who work in this immensely popular industry.
Township Cinderella's
Al Jazeera English [2011] 30 mins
Role:
Co-Creator/Editor
Township Cinderellas follows the lead up to the most important night in the lives of Mandela's babies, the first generation of free born South Africans. This is their - and South Africas - coming of age story.
Correspondent - Haiti: After the Quake
Al Jazeera English [2011] 60 min
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Editor
Al Jazeera's Sebastian Walker asks why a system that was designed to help Haitians ended up exacerbating their misery.
Behind The Scenes: The Girl is Mime
48HR Film Festival London [2010] 9 mins
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Director/Camera/Editor
This film captures the wonderful team behind 'The Girl is Mime' (featuring Martin Freeman) as they battle against time to write, shoot, edit and deliver an original film in 48 hrs. The film went on to appear at Cannes, Miami Film Festival, and was nominated for best UK Short at Raindance.
BBC Introducing: Abbey Rd Studios Masterclass
BBC [2010]
Role:
Director/Camera
The BBC invited 250 of the UK's most promising up and coming musicians to spend a day at Abbey Rd Studio's attending workshops with established musicians such as Mark Ronson, Tinchy Stryder and Toddla T. I spent the day shooting the action and many interviews with BBC DJ's, bigwigs and artists of the present and the future.
Muslim Punks @ Sundance Film Festival
The Fabulous Picture Show: Al Jazeera English [2010] 7.5 min
Role:
Director/Camera/Editor
I went out to Park City, Utah to meet the director, writer, cast, crew, bands and fans of 'The Taqwacores' as they world premiered their movie at Sundance 2010, without a doubt the ballsiest film about Islam ever made. This piece was a direct pitch/commision for Al Jazeera English.
Tokyo Fusion
Playlist: Al Jazeera English [2009] 30 mins
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Director/Camera/Editor
I pitched the idea of shooting a full episode of Playlist; in Japan, a natural home for the musical fusion on which the series centred. We found some amazing bands in what is a relatively overlooked and under-documented music scene.
A Virtual Life
The Listening Post: Al Jazeera English [2009] 7.5 mins
Role:
Director/Camera/Editor/Narrator
Online games are becoming increasingly complex and immersive, these massive virtual universes are populated by millions of people around the world. The lines of the real and the virtual blur as one spills over into the other. Features material shot in USA, UK, Holland, and China. Opening track c/o Sea Ming.
The Taqwacores
Playlist: Al Jazeera English [2008] 7.5 mins
Role:
Director/Camera/Editor
The term was born from the Arabic word 'taqwa' (god consciousness), and 'core' (as used in 'hardcore') originally coined in a novel about a houseful of Muslim punks in Buffalo, New York. I visited the set of the movie being shot in Cleveland to meet some of the pioneers of real world 'Taqwacore'.
play_SEOUL
The Listening Post: Al Jazeera English [2007] 7.5 mins
Role:
Director/Camera/Editor/Narrator
This film follows a rising star in the world of E-Sports, South Korea's massive pro-video gaming league. I worked alongside producer Junni Ogborne on this independent production, which was then acquired by Moonbeam Films and broadcast on Al Jaz. Original Score by Jack O'Sullivan.
Soi Dog (Street Dog)
Independent Production [2007] 7 mins
Role:
Director/Camera/Editor
Bangkok is home to 500,000 street dogs. This film looks at how this massive canine population co-exists with the humans that bred them. Original idea written by Sam Thomas (animal behaviourist) who produced and narrated this short. Like a soi dog this little indie film has yet to find a home.