About me

I am a highly professional, articulate and self-motivated graduate, with a 2:1 from Arts University Bournemouth, with extensive knowledge in the non-fiction landscape of cinema. I am experienced in, and have a good understanding of how to build relationships within film and similar areas, providing the appropriate communication needed to bring people together. I gained this experience during my University-related work experience and my personal non-fiction projects, a number of which involve a range of different artists (musicians, writers, poets) from around the country.

During my time at university, I wanted to learn all aspects of Film Production, with a strong focus on nonfiction storytelling. Taking up the documentary specialism I learnt many aspects of film production.The nature of documentary filmmaking meant that I became deeply involved in many aspects of production; notably editing, cinematography, directing and producing. With 3 years training in AVID and Black Magic DaVinci Suite (before that I had 6+ years of training and experience in Adobe Creative Suite, starting with a BFI [CFC] regional course at 16). I also have 3+ years of lighting and camera training (on location and on set), ranging from consumer grade DSLRs and DVs; to high-end professional digital cameras and Super 16mm film cameras. This training gave me extensive experience working in documentary and fiction productions.

People I have worked with have described me as dependable, with skills in motivating teams to help them succeed in related, prioritised work-loads. I have a particular expertise at handling non-fiction projects in challenging and confrontational spaces, mainly through my large range of short-form documentary productions. I approach all projects, subjects and clients with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.

These documentary projects allowed me to grow into an effective communicator in multiple environments (public speaking, groups, teams and one-to-one), which was further tested and improved during my 3 year tenure as the president and head-organiser of the BFS/AUB Film Society. I took great pride in taking over and turning a relatively unenthusiastic society into a hub for the display and discussion of alternative, transgressive and progressive cinema. I enjoyed visiting screenings and book festivals, outside of the university curriculum to discover new independent cinema that I could bring back to the society for exciting, new screenings and discussions. I enjoyed curating the society's screenings and working with my small team, to create an enjoyable and interesting screening every week.

I am dynamic, resourceful, proactive and ambitious. I spend my free time constantly putting my interests into practise, I manage and produce written and filmed journalist pieces. This is a passion project that is continuously expanded under the title Local Punks; a collection of short-form human-interest films on Punk groups around the UK. I have been publishing these on social media platforms such as YouTube and on my website since early 2017. This has given me the ability to establish good working relationships with clients.

I have a keen eye for curation and detail, managing deadlines, with multiple clients, peers and tutors saying that I possess a strong work ethic. I seek a challenging position that can put my skills into a professional environment within a progressive establishment that offers me a genuine opportunity for development. I enjoy meeting people and I strive, constantly, for a new challenges that will bring out my attributes and improving my technical and personal skills.

Awards

2013 Cambridge Young Critic, 2015 Indie Film Festival Official Selection, 2015 Los Angeles CineFest Official Selection, 2015 Switzerland Indie Film Fest Official Selection, 2016 Nottingham Film Festival Semi-Finalist, 2017 iChill Manila film fest Official Selection, 2018 San Mauro Film Festival Semi-Finalist

Clients

App Media Network, BFS/AUBSU Film Society, Camblast Productions, Cambridge Film Consortium, Cambridge Film Festival, Cambridge Film-Makers Collective, Fifth Wall Films, Greyfriars Gallery, Impact Fights UK, Research and Destroy, Slam WorldWide, Sophie Erin Muir [Make-Up Artist], Talking Films, Triskaidekaphobic, VHScollector[dot]com

Features

My work was published in 2012 on the archival site VHSCollector[dot]com, since then I have published online and in leaflets for the 2013 Cambridge Film Festival [Take One Cinema]; this was under a Young Critics mentorship program in which I won an award for my writings. My work with a range for artists (muscians, writers and filmmakers) has been featured on many sites including Braceworlds [2015], Hardcore Worldwide [2015], Louder Than War [2017], GreyFriars Art Space [2017], BFI/CFC Screenings [].

Skills

Artist Management, Audio Visual, Cinematography, Content, Content Management, Curating, Directing, Editing, Film, Grading, Journalism, Multimedia, Photo-Journalism, Photography, Producing, Social Media, Video-Journalism, Writing

Sector Experience

Arts, Audio / Visual, Cinema, Exhibitions, Film (Feature), Film (Short / Documentary), Lighting, Music, New Media, Photography, Production, Social Network / Community, Television

Awards

2015 Indie Film Festival Official Selection, 2015 Los Angeles CineFest Official Selection, 2015 Switzerland Indie Film Fest Official Selection, 2016 Nottingham Film Festival Semi-Finalist, 2017 iChill Manila film fest Official Selection, 2018 San Mauro Film Festival Semi-Finalist

Clients

App Media Network, BFS/AUBSU Film Society, Camblast Productions, Cambridge Film Consortium, Cambridge Film Festival, Cambridge Film-Makers Collective, Fifth Wall Films, Greyfriars Gallery, Impact Fights UK, Research and Destroy, Slam WorldWide, Sophie Erin Muir [Make-Up Artist], Talking Films, Triskaidekaphobic, VHScollector[dot]com

Ranking
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Achievements
On the web
Contract
Perm, Freelance, Temp-Perm, Part time, Remote
Location
Cambridge
Skill Level
Junior, Middleweight
Languages
English
Creativepool member since 27 October 2019