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ABOUT ME

I'm a writer/director from Yorkshire, UK.

My first feature Lad : A Yorkshire Story  won over twenty film festival awards and is rated 8.2 on IMDB which makes it one of the highest rated British films of all time. I have also made a number of short films including BAFTA-nominated Love you, Joseff Hughes.

I'm now in development on Resurgence; A thriller about a cave rescuer, haunted by the tragic death of his father, who embarks on a perilous rescue to save a young family trapped in a flooded cave. Whilst, his remote Yorkshire community battles to prove a link between the flooding and recent fracking activities. 


Alongside my directing work I've worked on a significant number of studio films such as Harry Potter and Star Wars as video assist operator and set editor and run my own video facility in Soho, London.

I'm always on the look out for exciting new material and strategic partners. If you have a completed script and are looking for a director or if you're interested in one of my projects please get in touch via the contact form.

 

SHOWREEL

 

From the heart of a boy comes the story of a man

FEATURE FILM -
LAD : A YORKSHIRE STORY

When Tom Proctor's dad dies his world falls apart; his brother leaves to join the army, his mum is threatened with eviction and Tom faces criminal prosecution after spreading manure over the local bank.

All this changes however when Tom is given community service with park ranger Al Thorpe in this inspiring story of two individuals overcoming adversity and in the process finding true friendship.

 

LAD : A YORKSHIRE STORY TRAILER

September 1 2017

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'

IN DEVELOPMENT

 

RESURGENCE

Thriller / Feature - In Development

A mountain rescuer, haunted by the tragic death of his father, embarks on a perilous rescue to save a young family trapped in a flooded cave. As the death toll mounts, his remote Yorkshire community battles to prove a link between the flooding and recent fracking activities.

BLACK ICE

Thriller / Feature - In Development

A journalist implicated in the disappearance of his missing partner sets out to prove his innocence by exposing a corporate conspiracy in the arctic oil fields of northern Alaska.