I have always had a passion for film and storytelling. As a child I stayed up past my bedtime consuming books and movies voraciously, and even then I loved to watch documentaries about arts, science, or best of all – animals. Taking a BA degree in Media I experienced my first exposure to editing, on a linear VHS suite. I hadn’t paid too much thought to the construction of the films I enjoyed. Now I found a magical world behind the curtain where sound, picture, and most importantly story were woven together. After gaining a 1st Class degree I used the technical skills I had learned working as a web designer, online video specialist and freelance VJ. But I still hankered for the opportunity to explore and gain experience in a more narrative form of filmmaking. In 2004 I was selected as one of six students to study film editing at The National Film and Television School. I graduated in 2006 after training with some of the most talented students and professionals in the industry. My NFTS films have won awards and been screened at international film festivals. Since graduating I have cut short films, music videos, both short and long-form documentary for television, as well as working as an assistant editor in TV drama and feature films. I am organised, efficient and work well under pressure and I combine these traits with a thorough technical knowledge of film, broadcast and internet technologies to take a project through to delivery.
- Neck and NeckIn the marital bed the surreal sensuality enveloping Othello and Desdemona is disturbed by a dangling telephone with detrimental consequences for Desdemona. Funded by Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network and King’s College London in association with Film Club Productions http://www.mewlab.com/#neck-and-neck
- DragonflyI edited this "New Music Short" made for the BBC Electric Proms, directed by Gemma Burditt. One magical night in North West London, a man leaves his house to discover an old rowing boat parked in his street. He decides to get in and see what happens if he starts to row. To his delight, the boat sails up the road and he embarks on a surreal adventure to Hampstead Heath. He is not the only one out and about, other rowers join him at various junctions to form a fleet. They soon join the ducks and
- From HK to MKA short documentary I directed for BBC4/BFI. What does it mean to be British? Gabriel, a dentist originally from Hong Kong, has lived in Milton Keynes for nearly 50 years. His mixed race son Michael couldn't wait to leave. Now a film-maker, he returns to the city to discover how his father feels about the place he has made home. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096s8g2 https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-from-hk-to-mk-2017-online
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I am an associate Lecturer, and Editing Tutor at UCL, the National Film & Television School, London College of Communications and Central St Martins