Credits

 

CAMPAIGNS (WORKING TITLE) – (Microsoft/Relic) - 2021R).

Series produced and directed cinematic films for a new big budget AAA world-famous computer game. Details are currently subject to an NDA until its global release in late 2021. This was an epic 18 month project to produce films that are a combination of drama, high-end CGI, animation and spectacular specially filmed imagery of locations around the world. Shot on an Arri Alexa, drones and high-speed Phantom cameras at up to 100 frames/second. 4K High Dynamic Range HDR

Egypt’s Lost Pyramid – (Smithsonian/C4) - 2020

Produced and directed feature documentary following the discovery and opening of the first sealed pyramid ever found in Egypt. This was exclusive access and we filmed light entering the tomb for the first time in over 3000 years. Used scientific techniques and forensics to find out who’s tomb it was. 1x60min HD

Anne Boleyn: Arrest, Trial, Execution – (C5) – 2020

Series produced and directed series following in forensic detail three key days in the fall of Anne Boleyn; the days of her arrest, trial and execution. Featured new research and objects never seen before on TV; including exclusive access to Queen Elizabeth's ring at Chequers with a secret portrait of her mother, Anne Boleyn. Also had access to Anne's trial documents which we reassessed with Lawyer Afua Hirsch. Presented by historian Tracy Borman. 3x60min HD

 

The Greatest Race – (C4/ZDF) - 2019 

Directed documentary content of film about the real Ben Hur and the daring chariot racers of the Roman world. Featured experimental archaeology to work out exactly how the chariots were built and raced. Shot in Italy and UK. 1x60m 4K

BATTLE OF BRITAIN - 3 days that saved the nation (C5) - 2019 

Directed series with historian Dan Snow and presenter Kate Humble as they explore three pivotal days in the Battle of Britain, minute-by-minute. Featured dramatic flying sequences in a bomber and Spitfire. 3x60m HD

A House Through Time (BBC 2) - 2018

Nominated for 2 Grierson Awards – received Special Commendation

Won Voice of the Listener Award
Produced and directed two episodes of series presented by David Olusoga. Tells the story of an ordinary Liverpool house and all the people who have lived in it over the past 175 years. Through this we tell a story of Britain. 2x60min HD

 

Secret History: Rome’s Sunken Secrets (C4/PBS/History Channel) - 2017

Produced and directed documentary about Baiae, a lost underwater Roman resort in the Bay of Naples. A team of archaeologists explore the ruins, and using CGI, we rebuild the town.  1x60min HD

The Great Fire – In Real Time (C5) - 2017

Produced and directed series broadcast over three consecutive nights telling the story of the Great Fire of London. Presented by Suzannah Lipscombe, Dan Jones and Rob Bell it featured extensive graphics and dramatic reconstruction.   3x60min HD 

 

Full Steam Ahead (BBC 2) – 2016

Series produced and directed six-part immersive history series telling the history of the railways in Britain.   6x60min HD

 

Chinese New Year – The Biggest Celebration on Earth (BBC 2) – 2016

Director and producer on this as-live series; working with Kate Humble in Hong Kong.   6x60min HD

 

Hunt for the Arctic Ghost Ship (C4/NOVA) – 2015

Nominated for Maritime Media Award

Drama director for this feature documentary. It charts the 2014 discovery of Franklin’s ships that had been lost in the Arctic for over 160 years. Shot in Canada and the UK.   1x60min HD

 

18 Kids and Counting (C4) - 2015
Directed observational documentary following Britain’s biggest family. As Sue Radford gives birth to her eighteenth child, her 21-year-old daughter gets married and gives birth to her third.  1x60min HD

 

Kew on a Plate (BBC 2) – 2015

Series directed series in which chef Raymond Blanc and Kate Humble spend a year at Kew re-establishing the long-lost fruit and vegetable plots that once provided produce for the royal household.  4x60min HD

 

Secrets of the Castle (BBC 2/Arte) – 2014

Directed episode of living history series set on a Medieval French castle. A team of builders and archaeologists are building a castle from scratch in a 25-year project using only tools and techniques of the age.  1x60min HD

 

Tudor Monastery Farm (BBC 2) – 2013
Series produced and directed next instalment of hit ‘Farm’ strand. This time the team go back to 1500 and take on a monastic farm.  7x60min HD

 

Henry VII: Winter King (BBC 2) – 2013
Produced and directed one-off documentary based on the best-selling book ‘The Winter King’. Presented by Thomas Penn.  1x60min HD

 

Engineering Giants (BBC 2) – 2012

Produced and directed episode of popular-science series. By dissecting enormous machines, we discover their secrets; from a Boeing 747 and cross-channel ferry to an oil rig. Used extensive CGI. 1x60min HD

 

Wartime Farm (BBC 2) – 2012

Series produced and directed follow up to the hit series Victorian Farm and Edwardian Farm. 4x60min HD

 

The Link (National Geographic) – 2011

Wrote and directed episode of landmark science series tracing history of technology through a series of interlinking breakthroughs from medieval times to the present day. Incorporated complex graphics.

50min HD

 

Viking Apocalypse

(National Geographic//Netflix) – 2011

Wrote and directed one off docu-drama about an amazing archaeological find; 54 decapitated Vikings on the Dorset coast. Story is told as unravelling detective story with extensive CGI battle scenes & drama.  50min HD

 

Edwardian Farm (BBC 2) – 2010

Series produced and directed follow up to the hit series Victorian Farm. This time the team take on a coastal farm for an even bigger challenge.  12x60min

 

Victorian Farm Christmas (BBC 2) – 2009

Series produced and directed Christmas specials of popular BBC2 series.  3x60min

 

Electric Dreams (BBC 4) – 2009

Nominated for Broadcast Award and BANFF Award

Series directed time-travelling science living history series; the blue-print for Back in time for Dinner. A modern family is taken back in time to 1970 and stripped of modern technology. Then, they fast-forwarded a day per year to the modern day, taking delivery of gadget of the year. An experiment to see how technology has shaped our everyday life over the last four decades.  3x60min

 

Victorian Farm (BBC 2) – 2008

Nominated for 2 Broadcast Awards and RTS Award

Series produced and directed six films featuring a unique experiment set on a Victorian farm. A group of historians live the life of Victorian farmers at the time of the agricultural revolution. One of BBC2's highest rated shows of the year.  6x60min

 

Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC 1) – 2007

Series nominated for BAFTA

Produced and directed film featuring Carol Vorderman tracing her family history back to the Netherlands. On the way she uncovered a remarkable but tragic story about her father’s role in the Dutch resistance.  1x60min HD

The Great British Summer (BBC 1) – 2006

Series produced and directed prime-time Sunday evening series that went back to back with Planet Earth on how the natural world shapes our summer. Films were visually stunning utilising the latest in time-lapse, hi-speed, macro and aerial photography.  2x60min HD

 

Lost Worlds – The Templars (History Channel) – 2006

Highest rated History Channel show in the US of 2006. Produced and directed film using extensive CGI to recreate the lost world of the Templars. Filmed in Syria.  1x60min HD

 

Outbreak Investigation (National Geographic) – 2005

Produced and directed science drama-documentary about the deadly disease ‘Nipah’ that struck Malaysia in 1998. Shot full drama on location in Malaysia. Also filmed in Australia and the United States. Featured extensive CGI.   1x60min.

 

Days That Shook the World (BBC 2/BBC 4) – 2005

Produced and directed drama on the Battle of Midway - a decisive battle of World War Two. Filmed on location in the US and featuring visual effects and stunts in battle sequences.  1x60min.

 

The Crusades: Crescent & the Cross

(History Channel) – 2005

Won Primetime Emmy award

Produced & directed drama-documentary on the Crusades featuring huge battle reconstructions. CGI extensively employed throughout, especially in The Lord of the Rings style battles. Drama filmed in Morocco on Film/High Def. Documentary elements shot in Turkey, Syria and Israel. 1x120min HD

 

The Divine Michelangelo (BBC 1) – 2004

Co –directed primetime BBC 1 drama-documentaries. Starring Stephen Noonan this was a dramatised biography of Michelangelo’s life featuring ambitious rebuilds of his most famous works. Featured extensive use of CGI.   2x60min

 

Britain’s Finest Natural Wonders (Channel 5) – 2004

Produced, directed and filmed documentary in which the public voted for Britain’s top ten natural wonders. Presented by Nigel Marven and featuring dramatic reconstruction. 1x90min

 

Britain’s Finest Stately Homes (Channel 5) – 2003

Directed episode of landmark Five series in which the public voted for Britain’s top ten finest Stately Homes. Presented by Hugh Scully and featured dramatic reconstruction. 1x90min

 

Getting Afloat (Discovery) – 2002

Devised, produced, directed, filmed and edited series presented by Nick Gates. This is the history of wooden working boats told through Nick crewing and building them.  15x30min

 

The Mad Mole of Edge Hill (C4) – 2001

Originated, produced and directed documentary on subterranean Liverpool; a detective story following one man’s quest to rediscover an amazing labyrinth of tunnels lost for over 200 years. 1x30min

 

The Bashers (C4) – 2000

‘A quirky, funny but ultimately rather moving film about the end of a creed’ – Michael Palin

Originated, produced and directed film about obsessive and secret rail enthusiasts known as Bashers. 

1x30min

 

The Locker (ITV) – 1998

Directed stories for magazine show presented by Gaby Logan.

 

Hitler’s Third Reich (History Channel) - 1998

Directed two episodes of archive-based series charting the rise and fall of Hitler’s army during WWII.

 

Editor (Selected Credits)

 

Reading the Decades (BBC 2) - 2001

Edited film on the bestsellers of the 1970s. Featured interviews, reconstructions and archive.

 

Omnibus – Mario Testino (BBC1) - 1999

Edited documentary following world famous photographer Mario Testino over a year of his life.

 

Meet the Ancestors (BBC2) - 1999

Edited six episodes of popular BBC Science archaeological series including two specials.

 

House Detectives (BBC2) - 1999

Edited several episodes of the history show uncovering stories of buildings around the world.

 

Channel 4 Political Awards (Channel 4) – 1998, 1999

Edited two of the prestigious annual events involving quick turn-around. Including cutting comedy sketches.

 

Geri (Channel 4) - 1998

Editor on award-winning Molly Dineen documentary about Geri Haliwell.

 

The Alternative (Discovery) - 1997

Award winner - New York film festival

Edited 15-part series on the science of holistic medicines.

 

Skills

 

Camera: Sony F-55, FS-7 & A7sii, Canon C300, 5D & lighting. BBC trained at Wood Norton.

Experienced at using Ronin gimbal

Editing: Avid Media Composer.

 

Education

 

University of Manchester 1994: BSc/B.Eng(Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Sponsored by BAE Systems.

 

Member of BAFTA/Directors UK/ALCS