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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsVideographer - Writer - Editor

About me

I'll keep this short and sweet! I have been working as a self shooting director/editor for about 6 years. During this time I have written, produced, directed, filmed and edited content for a wide variety of clients. My real passion is writing and directing commercials and I would like to specialise in comedy. I have won a few competitions for my commercials over the years and now I am ready to take my work to the next level. I am currently building a spec reel and hope to share it with agencies to get represantation as a director. I am also a qualified drone pilot with CAA approval.

Skills

  • Director
  • Freelance Videographer
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Aerial Filming
  • Self Shooter
  • Photography

Work history

Currently

Founder

Bird View

Jun 2015
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Founder of Bird View - Specialists in Aerial Cinematography

2017

Director

Volvic

Apr 2017 - Apr 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Writer and Director of Volvic Commercial - 'Find your inner volcano' 2nd Place in MoFilm Competition Aired on Channel 4

2017

Director

Three Mobie

Mar 2017 - Mar 2017
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Co-Director of Three Mobile Campaign - 'Sharon's Coming'

2017

Drone Pilot

Family Creative

Mar 2017 - Mar 2017
  • Avoriaz, 74110 Morzine, France
  • Freelance
  • Camera Operator and Drone Pilot for Snowboxx Festival - Family Creative

2015

Director

Nikon

May 2015 - May 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Director - Nikon and Rudimental commercial

2014

Editor

MTV

Apr 2015 - Apr 2014
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance Editor for MTV News

2015

Feb 2015 - Feb 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Editor of Jodie Kidd's presenting showreel

2015

Director

Rudimental

Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
  • Freelance
  • Director/Editor - Rudimental 2015 Tour Video

2014

Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Director of online content for The Law Society - Interviewing Cherie Blair

2014

DV Director

BBC

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • DV Director for BBC Three and Two Four Productions - Our Shool

2014

Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Director for internal films for Thomson Reuters PLC

2014

Director

Bobby Brown

Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Freelance
  • Director for Bobby Brown Event

2014

Director

Digitalism

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Director for Digitalism event at XOYO

2014

Videographer

Marie Claire

May 2014 - May 2014
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Videgrapher for Vogue and Marie Claire

2014

Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Editor for Online Fashion Week

2014

Director

Rudimental

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Director for Rudimental Tour Video

2014

Director

Rudimental

Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Director for Basement Jaxx Tour Video

2013

Writer

Pepsi Max

Mar 2013 - Mar 2013
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Writer - Winner of Online Product Idea Competition for Pepsi

2013

Director

Cornetto's

Feb 2013 - Feb 2013
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Writer and Director - Winner of Online Video Competition for Cornetto’s

Education

2009

One Year Practical Film Making Course

Metropolitan Film School

Sep 2008 - Sep 2009
  • Ealing Studios, London W5 5EP, UK

2006

BA(Hons) Media Design

University of Northumbria

Sep 2003 - Sep 2006
  • 2 Ellison Pl, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK

Awards

2017

Winner of online competition for Volvic - 'Inner Volcano'

Volvic

  • Winner of online competition for Volvic - 'Inner Volcano' Mo Film - Aired on Channel 4

2013

Winner of Online video competition for Cornetto's

Cornetto's

  • Winner of online video competition for Cornetto's

2013

Winner of online video competition for Listerine

Listerine

  • Winner of online competition for Listerine

2013

Winner of online creative writing competition for Pepsi

Pepsi Max

  • Winner of online creative writing competition for Pepsi

2010

Grand Prize Winner - Walkers Crips - Flavour World Cup

Walkers

  • Writer and Director of 2 Grand Prize winning videos for Walkers Crisps. Winning a total of £23,000 in prize money