I'm a director, cinematographer and producer originally from Cornwall, England who works all over the world.
I aim to involve myself in as many creative areas as I can. It's all part of being a better director. I will film anything (within reason) and enjoy working within a team. A lot of my work comes from the music industry, however I don't really like to pigeonhole myself into single categories. We all need to be flexible in our fields. My aim is to be a features director.
My other loves include surfing, music, swimming and the wild. I'm a film geek. I try to twist many things in my life with as much dry humour/weird humour as possible.
This site is a break down of my work, my life, my daily creative inspirations, antics on the road and various other random insights.
Last night was absolutely insane. I’ve never felt so moved by a band in my entire life. The best part is we got some amazing footage and I can’t wait to assemble it and put it out there so everyone can experience the 10 year anniversary show for Caspian at least in some way. The icing on the cake was also how stand out the band are as humans. In a world full of negative, moaning, bitter people, it’s refreshing to be around positivity in it’s most earnest form.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; do what suits you because your goals are your goals. Ignore others who might try and stop you in your path. This band have been doing it for 10 years.
Shooting the ‘Rabbit Foot’ drum video with @joelongobardi. Thanks #joby for the mounts for angles 2 and 3 covered by @gopro. DSLR mic covered by the one and only @rodemic. Check out the song by @defeater__ for a preview of this guy’s insane skills. #zildjian
I’m here in Haverhill MA for the next couple of days with Defeater as they begin recording a new record. It feels like yesterday we were in Europe working together (it was 2 years ago). The good news is what I shot then is something we’ve had a meeting about this morning and it will finally be coming out. The early indication is I’ll be doing a short form version the band will release soon specifically online with a message, and a full length 40 minute release which will be going on my vimeo for people to check out (whether that goes in as ‘on demand’ for a small fee is something I am figuring out now).
I’m spending today/tomorrow documenting the early stages of the songs they’ve been working on (Jake and Mike aren’t here at the moment so Derek is writing bass parts). Later tonight we’re hopefully heading to the Minus The Bear / O’Brother show near by (two of my favourite bands). All in all I’m having a blast here at Getaway Studios. On Saturday I direct a live release coined around Caspian’s 10 year anniversary show in Beverly MA. It’s a very important show for me because Caspian have been a band that have provided me with a lot of inspiration over the years. Shout out to my friend/mentor Ian McFarland for helping me make it possible. After that I head back to New York briefly before heading home on Monday. The work doesn’t stop there though as I have one day off before directing a new music video for Funeral For A Friend, followed possibly the following week by directing a huge live show in the UK.
I’ve been WAY too busy to post, but here’s a little moment we had last night where I FINALLY got to work with a long term influencer, Mr Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Converge, Mutoid Man; pictured next to me on the right) here at Suburbia in Brooklyn where I’ve been staying for a few days.
There will be some video content coming in November, but we are already planning shoot two for this Sunday. Remember, collaboration is key. And for the record I LOVE New York, it’s my kinda place. I’m about to head to Long Island now to meet up with the CIS guys. I’ll also hopefully be at there show on Saturday if anyone is around in Connecticut.