Biog


Awards

I’m an award winning PD with credits on the BBC, ITV, Ch4, Ch5, SKY, Vice and National Geographic.

I’ve been making documentaries for the past 19 years much of which where spent working for Nik O’Dwyer at Landmark films and then Richard McKerrow at Love Productions where I helped to film, direct and edit many award-winning series. Nick and Richard where very much my mentors in the early days of my work and they have taught me so much in terms of character and story development.

Nick gave me the opportunity to film my first major broadcast for C4 ‘The Strangest Village in Britain’ and it remains one of my all time favourite pieces of work.

Richard helped me progress my career further and gave me my first PD and Directing credits. I was a lead PD on both series of ‘Benefits Street’. I also directed on ‘Boys and Girls alone’, ‘Make Bradford British’, ‘My Last Summer’ and the ‘The Baby Borrowers’ as well as tens of other productions for the company.

More recently I’ve been busy working with some ex Special Forces lot on ‘SAS Who Dares Wins’, an incredible production which is both huge in scale in terms of coverage and story telling! it’s also psychologically incredibly complex. I’m really proud to have worked on the past five series of this production . It’s physically a very demanding show as you can imagine to produce and shoot, covering extreme terrain and wild far flung environments. It’s also an incredibly rewarding gig and I really hope I can continue working with Minnow on the next series.

I recently filmed two series of Ambulance for BBC1 and Dragonfly. I was based out of Manchester City Airport covering the incredible work of the HEMS helicopter paramedics and doctors. I had specialist training to fulfil this role and it was again physically a very demanding role, and also incredibly psychologically demanding as well. The incidents that the helicopter flies the doctors into really have to be seen to be believed. I would film up to three live deaths every shift in some really crazy locations. It certainly puts life into perspective and has taught me a great deal about myself and the world we live in. I covered all manner of incidents form cardiac arrests to shootings stabbings sword fights terrible road traffic collisions and far too many suicides.

On a lighter note but still equally demanding was my most recent role filming the heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury and his family for ITV. This was a world away from the carnage I had been used to on Ambulance but the highs and lows of top level sports personalities bring with it a whole range of interesting and new challenges. I was fortunate enough to film Tyson on his good days and his bad as he continues his struggles with mental health issues and keeping in tip top shape. His family are wonderful and I feel truly I was blessed to have been able to film such a living legend and champion of the people.

I’ve been lucky enough to film all over the world, with all sorts of characters, and in all manner of environments from delivery rooms in Kenya to death beds in Croydon.

I want to continue to cover as wide a variety of subjects as possible. I’m especially interested in character driven docs that have a touch of humour and humanity but at the same time you go what the fuck have I just seen!

Awards:

Ambulance

WINNER 2019 RTS Award NW for Best Production (craft)

WINNER 2019 RTS Award NW for Best Factual Series


Benefits Street 

Nominated at the 2015 Bulldog Awards for Documentary Series

WINNER at the 2015 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards for Best Documentary Series

Nominated at the 2015 Broadcast Awards for Best Documentary Series

Nominated at the 2014 Grierson Radio Times Awards for Documentary


My Last Summer 

Nominated at the 2015 Broadcast Awards for Best Documentary Series

WINNER at the 2015 AIB Awards for Best Domestic Current Affairs


Make Bradford British 

WINNER at the 2013 Rose d’Or Awards for Best Reality and Factual Entertainment

WINNER at the 2013 Broadcast Awards of Best Pop. Factual Series

WINNER at the 2013 CDN for Awards Best Nations and Regions Programme

NOMINATED BAFTA 2013 for Television Factual Series


The Baby Borrowers on Holiday 

WINNER of Best Youth Program at the BANFF World Television Festival 2008


The Strangest Village in Britain 

Nominated at the 2006 Bulldog Awards for Best Documentary

WINNER Best Factual Series BAFTA as part of the CH4 Only Human Series

Nominated Best Young Cameraperson at the 2005 Broadcast Young Talent of The Year Awards

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