Education: Southampton Solent University, (BA) Television & Video Production, 1st Class Honours, 2011 – 2014
Experienced Working With
Animals: Horses, Dogs, Cats, Macaques & Snakes.
Children: Licenses, Hours & Chaperones
Film: 16mm & 35mm
Drones: CAA/RA Paperwork
Studio: Multi-Cameras & Live Broadcasts
Specialist Equipment: Low Loaders, Tracking Vehicles, Techno Cranes, Motion Control & Wire Rigs
VFX: Green & Blue Screen
SFX: Explosives, Firearms, Weaponry, Fire & Rain FX
Vehicles: Cars, Motorbikes, Speedboats, Yachts & Trains
Specialist Personnel: Intimacy Coordinators, Stunt Coordinators, Stunt Performers, Dance Choreographers, Armorers, SFX Supervisors.
Misc: Remote Director, High Profile Talent, Crowds, Underwater Filming, Complex One-Shot Scenes, Chase Sequences,
Multiple Locations, Multinational Shoots & Night Shoots.
Budgets: Film: < £2.5m | TV: <£850k ph
Technical Skills: Movie Magic Scheduling 6 & Final Draft 10
Inspiration: My media studies school teacher gave me the behind-the-scenes bonus DVD of the making of ‘Goodfellas’ and it was an enlightening moment where I knew I wanted to be a part of the crew, behind the camera making films. I didn’t know what an AD was then, but I saw that there was someone with a radio, running the set and I later found out it was the legendary 1st AD: Joseph P. Reidy. I just thought that being an AD was such a stimulating job, to be right in amongst it, working with true legends of cinema.
Career High: Working as the 1st AD on Series 9 of BBC’s BAFTA-winning ‘Horrible Histories’, a show I used to watch growing up. It was an incredible team and the writing was so good, that it made it a joy to be a part of. The added benefit is that it is an educational show, that makes you feel like you’ve made a difference, and speaking to friends who now watch it with their own children, they enjoy it just as much.