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  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsProducer - Software Engineer - Writer


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About me

As a lover of stories and storytelling, I'm fervent about writing/ directing/ producing. My production company, DessyMak Productions is a guerrilla filmmaking company and our shorts films have been selected for festivals such as LSFF and Underwire and YoungCuts. I currently work as the director/ director of photography on the production team at MAGNIFY magazine. MAGNIFY is a high-end fashion magazine for women distributed both nationally and internationally. I also freelance as an assistant, camera op and editor, varying from studio films to corporates, to independent films.


  • Digital Content
  • Editing
  • Documentaries
  • Short Films
  • Short Film
  • Production
  • Photography
  • Producer
  • Producer Director
  • Film and Television
  • Filmmmaking
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Directing Shoots
  • Film Video
  • Film Directing Editing

Work history


Director & DoP


Jan 2015
  • MAGNIFY explores Faith, Feminism and Fashion through a printed magazine, blog and events. I am the director/ director of photography on the MAGNIFY production team. My role involves creating online content monthly. This ranges from interviews to promos and events. Being on the MAGNIFY production team also means shooting behind the scenes content and creating promotional material for the print magazine.


Camera Operator, Assistant and Photographer


Jun 2013
  • I have camera operated at for events, promotional material, documentaries and narrative music videos. Most recently, I worked as a shooting PD and editor for a 3 part documentary called HUNGER, soon to be released by poet and artist, Nego True. I am also working on four narrative music videos for upcoming singer/songwriter Rufaro, working with a fantastic cast and crew. I was commissioned as the photographer for Princess Anne's visit to the The Sulgrave Club. I've also photographed at accredited film festivals, events, headshots, book covers, promotional content and portraits. My passion and experience in photography developed whilst assisting and producing for brand and commercial photographer, John Adrian.


Camera Assistant & Producer

John Adrian Photography

Jun 2013 - Aug 2014
  • I worked for John Adrian photography (2013 - 2014) as his camera assistant, although my role was very flexible and I was employed on a number of corporate and commercial shoots as location scout, location manager, production manager and producer. During this time, I did a lot of varied work, learning to be more adaptable and finding creative solutions to obstacles. At times, I operated second camera for shoots, always overseen and approved by lead photographer John Adrian. I had the opportunity to work with brilliant brands clients such as, EE and PwC global.



Moving Picture Company

Jun 2011 - Jul 2015
  • Runyararo's work as production runner at MPC was a great entry into the industry. Having the opportunity to work alongside some of the best artists and producers, which led to a wider understanding of the post production process and work flows.


VFX Production Assistant

Warner Bros ’gravity

Mar 2010 - Jun 2014
  • VFX Production Assistant, on-set at Shepperton Studios, on Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity', 2013 (feature)



Film and Visual Effects

Sheffield Hallam University

Aug 2009 - Jun 2015
  • Graduated Film and Visual effects with a 1st class BA (Hons)