In addition to the following I have worked with BBC, Sky and Granada (as well as many other production companies) on dozens of short-term, freelance projects, including producing, directing and editing major TV shows, music promos, adverts, marketing and social media content, shorts (live action and animated) and multiple-camera live gig shoots (including two 9-camera shoots at the Royal Albert Hall).
2018/9 Writer/Producer/Director/Editor THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT FOOD, C5/5STAR
This hour-long documentary is funny, shocking and informative in equal measure, combining archive, interviews and new footage. Set to be the first of a series of shock-docs for C5.
2018 Editor/edit producer SUPERCAR SUPERFAM, BBC
I supervised the edit of this comedic reality show about two Essex mechanics living with their strict Muslim parents. First shown BBC3, then BBC2.
2018 Editor, FIN TAYLOR PLAYS BULLSHIT BINGO, COMEDY CENTRAL
A six-part series following Fin Taylor as he uncovers social hypocrisy in the UK. The editing challenge was to marshal many hours of footage into coherent comedy, creating graphics and visual jokes on the fly.
2018 Editor, THE VISITORS, Sky (whizzkid)
I edited this long-form pilot of a horror-reality show for Sky, the challenge being to make the programme as disturbing as possible. I think we succeeded.
2018 Writer, VARIOUS, RECIPE
Throughout the year I pitched/wrote several broadcast or online adverts as part of Recipe’s creative team.
2017 Editor, BEST OF Go 8-Bit, DAVE (UKTV)
A round-up of the series containing new footage from Dara O Briain (which I directed).
2017 Director, GOLDEN JOYSTICKS, Rising/Future
I directed and supervised the live-streaming chat show, awards ceremony coverage and backstage activities from the UK’s most prestigious gaming awards night.
2017 Writer/Producer, THE MAN YOU’RE NOT, FMW films
This feature-length comedy starring Joanna Lumley, Adam Hills, and Reece Shearsmith has been successful on the festival circuit, picking up many best comedy awards, and is soon to be distributed.
2017 Director/Editor, Go 8-Bit DLC, Dave (UKTV)
A 10-episode chat show about video games, with sketches. Made for very little money, but hilarious and popular with its demographic. Featured guest comics such as Jamali Maddix and Nish Kumar.
2017 Director, MICROSOFT OMEN (advert), Intel/HP
A long-form advert following an e-athlete, for the release of Hewlett-Packard’s new computer.
2017 writer/producer/director, GODLESS, fmw films
A short film starring Rachel Parris and Richard Glover which was featured at Cannes Court Metrage
2017 director/editor, YAN-GA, STUDIO 60 BILLION
A series of pilots for the launch of a new channel for African-Caribbean youth in the UK, featuring comedians and social issue documentaries.
2017 writer/director/editor, JACK & DEAN OF ALL TRADES (S1&S2), Fullscreen
I oversaw all ancillary content for this trans-Atlantic coproduction of a full-length sitcom featuring Jessica Hynes, Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs.
2016 Writer/producer/director, What’s The Facts?, ITV2
A one-off spoof of conspiracy documentaries, featured in The Guardian’s pick of the weekend telly.
2016 writer/producer/director, SILENT COUNTRY, FMW films
A short film about immigration which was featured at Cannes Court Metrage.
2016 producer/director/editor, KNEEJERK, BBC3
A daily news comedy show for BBC’s online platforms. The project included developing and devising segments, script editing and planning shoots and post within very tight (often hourly) deadlines.
2016 writer/producer/director, THE TRAP, FMW films
An award-winning, feature-length horror-comedy, currently enjoying excellent reviews on Amazon.
2016 director/editor, VARIOUS, Hub tv
I was an in-house editing cameraperson for this burgeoning production company.
2013-16 head of video, VARIOUS, Henley Media
For this period I took a sabbatical to explore my passion, in which I was a video journalist specialising in climate change. This work took me to China, Thailand, USA and all around Europe and UK, where I would more often than not be a one-person crew working under fairly harsh conditions. I put out many hours of material in that time for Henley, a multi-national news group with six-figure viewing tallies, for whom I became Head of Video. My work was syndicated many times to the Guardian and BBC news.
2012 writer/producer/director, PEACOCK SEASON, FMW FILMS
I made this no-budget comedy feature about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival featuring Adam Hills, Nina Conti, Sara Pascoe, Phil Nichol, Reece Shearsmith, Brendon Burns, and a whole bunch more. It gained DVD distribution and is available on Amazon.
2012 producer SCREAM: TRUE STORIES, Blink films
A feature doc for Discovery and C5 which shot across USA and UK, filmed and directed by Oscar Chan.
2012 Writer/composer, MISS WRIGHT, ITV PRODS FOR SKY
I co-wrote the script and composed the music for this musical sitcom with Isy Suttie, broadcast on Sky for their Love Matters season.
2011 director/editor, TIM MINCHIN: IF YOU REALLY LOVED ME…, GRANADA
This music video was released as a special one-off and currently has 1.2M views on YouTube.
2007-9 director/editor, COMEDY CUTS, ITV2 (granada)
My early experience in television was editing the first series and then directing series two and three (30 episodes in total) of this comedy anthology show featuring the first UK on-screen appearance of many established comedians, including John Bishop, Tim Minchin, Isy Suttie and dozens more.