Hi! I'm George, a videographer and an aspiring writer/director from London. Having a background in fine art has influenced my highly visual style of filmmaking, a natural progression into a field that encompasses more scope for an immersive storytelling experience, the essence of which has drawn me towards cinema. In 2017, I graduated from Ravensbourne University with a second class honour's degree in Digital Film Production, enhancing my technical proficiency in various film departments, especially in camera, editing and sound design. I've since collaborated with creative entrepreneurs and gained an insight into the industry at esteemed production companies such as Warner Music and Pulse Films. However, my passion lies in writing and directing for film. My most recent project 'The Masters of Dreams' has been selected at a number of festivals and continues to pursue recognition on the festival circuit. I’m currently in the process of writing my next experimental film, whilst also developing my first feature script. My motto as a writer is to approach ‘art as a reflection of our mortality’; meaning, that all time is relative to our experience of it, and that in moments of self-reflection, rather than a window, films act as a mirror into us perceiving our own place in the world. Cinema, like dreams, flows in and out of sequence, with the capacity to engage the subconscious mind most responsively, reinstating universal themes often fractured by the world around us. Through film, I want to explore the inherent enigma of the human condition and to connect with audiences in a profound, indescribable way.
I worked mostly within the Music Video department in preparation for Swedish pop-artist Tove Styrke's latest music video 'Sway'. I was also introduced to the Television Production team amidst the launch of an upcoming pilot premiering on the BBC this year. Tasks included: . Selecting extras I deemed to be the most suitable for a club scene in Tove Styrke's music video 'Sway'. . Keeping hourly check on the teams inbox in the case of potential drop-outs up until the shoot. . Completing online check-in and transportation details for crew (including the DP) being flown over. . Outsourcing equipment (radio mics and set design), re-arranging pick-up and delivery times that were often changing, meaning that I had to be in constant communication with my team. . Adhering with the owner of the location and redressing parts of the set for the DP and his team to properly rig their equipment. . Transferring equipment and maintaining the accessibility of assets for the production team. . Assisting on the casting and development of mood boards for Pulse's upcoming televison pilot. . Providing extensive research on data privacy amidst the Cambridge Analytica scandal, ahead of a prospective documentary series on the subject.
I worked closely with the Firepit team for both acclaimed and burgeoning artists signed to the Warner label. This involved: . Editing promos for Ed Sheeran's (puppet..!) on his latest single 'Happier'. . Editing multi-camera set-ups of interviews for UK rock band Biffy Clyro, who were promoting their 'MTV Unplugged' set and recently released album. . Undertaking technical transfers and helping to run the set on press junkets for Jess Glynne. . Shooting an acoustic pop-up show at Youtube Space, London for U.S pop star Maggie Lindemann.
Celebrating exceptional talent among contemporary culture, I collaborated with online publication Something Curated for outerwear fashion brand Norwegian Rain's opening on Piccadilly, as we sat down in conversation with creative director/manager Alexander Helle. By recommendation, I was then introduced to Gabby Palumbo of interior design blog Flat 15, creating two 'how-to' videos decorating different elements of her living space. I shot and edited each video for Something Curated and Flat 15 within a week, accentuating their identity with a sleek yet modest aesthetic to match their brand.
On two music videos and a short film, I worked with the Production Manager to maintain convenient workflow on set, by being on call for food and delivery requirements, loading camera and lighting equipment and helping to construct parts of the stage and set design being used.
I assisted with BTS on UK rap artist Tinie Tempah's 'Trampoline' Lyric Music Video.
I graduated with a second honours bachelor's degree in Digital Film Production in 2017.
A levels in Media, Fine Art and Sociology. 10 GCSE's included an A in Fine Art and English Literature.
My experimental horror/sci-fi short film 'The Masters of Dreams' was a part of the official selection for Thunderdance's first annual 'Dark' film festival.
My experimental horror/sci-fi short film 'The Masters of Dreams' was included in Signes De Nuit film festival's 'transgressive cinema' program.
My experimental horror/sci-fi short film 'The Masters of Dreams' was selected and screened at the first Istanbul Experimental Film Festival.