Film & Television Director

Television Drama

2014-2015            • Holby City                                   BBC Drama/BBC One


2013                     • Waterloo Road                            Shed Productions/BBC One


2000-2014            • EastEnders (30+ Episodes)         BBC Drama/BBC One           


2012                     • The Preston Passion                   BBC Drama North/BBC One
Three modern miracle plays, all set in Preston – in 1842, 1916 and 2012 – and starring Samantha Bond, Ronald Pickup, Tom Ellis and Paul Barber among others, to be broadcast on Good Friday.


2010-2011            • 32 Brinkburn Street                    BBC Drama/BBC One
New drama set in 1931 and 2011 charting the lives of one family living in the same house in the two periods.  A new drama benchmark for BBC Daytime, I directed the whole 5 part series.

2010                     • Land Girls - Series 2                   BBC Drama/BBC One
Series 2 of the period drama following the lives and loves of the ‘Land Girls’ doing their bit for the war.

2009                     • Land Girls - Series 1                  BBC Drama/BBC One
The 1st series of this popular drama has now picked up numerous awards since first airing in 2009.

2006-2012            • Doctors            BBC Drama/BBC One
                                              (50+ episodes)
 2003-2008           • Coronation Street                      Granada TV/ITV 1
                                   
    (30+ episodes) 
 2002-2006            • Emmerdale                                Yorkshire TV/ITV 1
                                        
(40+ episodes)
Feature Film & Short Film Drama

2012                      • The Devil Went Down To Islington             

My 1st feature film, ‘The Devil…’ is comedy/horror take on the Faustian legend starring James Lance, Michael Smiley & Mark Benton. Due for release in 2016.

1999                      • Bowled Over                            BPCAD/Fuji Scholarship

The comic tale of a local pensioner who believes that true love isn’t just for the young.  Mishap & misadventure follow his search for a mate.

1999                     • Laugh Till You Drop                 BPCAD
Satirical comedy following Charlie’s first days at England’s leading joke-writing company as he begins to suspect there’s something sinister behind the comedy breasts and revolving bow ties.

1998                     • Searching For Quentin            BPCAD
Suburban husband by day, torch song queen by night, Lola heads to New York in search of Quentin Crisp.  And himself.

Commercials

1999                     • The Observer–Days Like These    BPCAD/Kodak
1999’s entry for the Kodak Commercial Competition - This portrait of a Sunday in the life of an ‘Observer’ family picked up Best Overall and Best in Brief prizes.

1993                     • Marvel Milk – Marvel-ous
Test commercial for Marvel Milk devised and directed by myself, shot on 16mm.

Awards

2012            RTS North West
            • The Preston Passion            Winner – Best Live Program

2012            Broadcast Awards
            • 32 Brinkburn Street            Nominated – Best Daytime Program

2010            RTS Midlands
            • Land Girls (Series 1)            Winner – Best Drama

2010            Broadcast Awards
            • Land Girls (Series 1)            Winner – Best Daytime Program

2009            British Soap Awards
            • Doctors – The Homecoming            Nominated - Most Spectacular Scene

1999            Kodak Commercial Awards
• The Observer – Days Like These            Winner – Best Overall, Best in Brief

1999            Fujifilm Scholarship Awards
• Bowled Over            Nominated

Other Relevant Experience


2012                   Directing Actors

        • Short Course with Udayan Prasad

2000                   BBC Training & Development
        • ‘EastEnders’ Multi-Camera Director’s Course

1997 - 99            Bournemouth Filmschool
        • HND Film & Television

1990                   Goldsmith’s College
       • Introduction to Film & TV Production

1988-1990          University of Manchester


1984-1988          Westminster School