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.
For the benefit of everyone I’ll answer this publicly with regards to the YOUR DEMISE ‘THE KIDS WE WILL ALWAYS BE’ DVD.
The DVD project has involved a HUGE amount of work and this is why it’s taken a while. It takes about a year for the shooting, editing and production of a DVD with all variables involved on a standard band release.
A release date should be on it’s way within the next week or so as we wrap things up our end. We’ve been working closely with Stu and the rest of Your Demise to make sure this is as KICK ASS as possible for everyone who’s buying a copy. We’re cramming as much as we can into this. Previously we said this was going to be a 45 minute documentary but I can confirm it’s going to be MUCH longer than that. So with the documentary, the show and maybe some nice little surprises; you guys are all going to be getting a very very nice surprise soon.
We are almost there….. honestly. How the hell can you sum up a band which has done so much? I honestly still can’t answer that question, however after weeks and weeks or trawling through hours and hours of footage I shot with the guys we are almost at the end of what I’d coin as one of the biggest projects I’ve ever taken on.
We’ve kept a lot of what we’ve been making close to our chests after the Indie Gogo campaign, but this is largely because we want the exclusivity of this project to be special as possible to everyone who had the faith to back this campaign and part with their hard earned money. The standard timeline for any DVD release is around a year with all the pre-production, filming, editing, authoring and distribution. Many people these days just don’t have a clue about this stuff (and why would you?).
We’ve put this all together in record time at around 10 months with a small team of people involved. Everything has been kept in house and we’ve used only the people we trust. I hope everyone who’s pre-ordered enjoys what we’ve got for you here because it’s about as real and honest as you’re going to get when it comes to Your Demise.
I keep having a reoccuring dream where I see David Fincher at a bar and start talking to him about my job. I ask him if it’s possible for me to work with him for a month for free so I can learn all I can. In the dream he says yes. That needs to be a reality. I swear I’d live off tins of beans for a month to do that.
Just a quick post to ask for your help with regards to a friend of mine. Derek, as many know, sings in Defeater and has recently had some hip issues which are for the most part extremely painful; but at the same time extremely limiting when it comes to ‘getting on with life’. Derek’s one of those guys who I know would rather sort his problems himself, however this is one of those times where he needs a little help. His health insurance is refusing to pay out for this injury. I reserve posts like this for causes which mean something to me, and this is no exception. I’d like to see my friend fit and well and back on stage generally ruling it.
Please check out his pledge campaign and show some support for this EP. Thanks a lot.
Currently I’m in the middle of finishing up the Your Demise DVD which has meant a lot of down time with regards to filming. However this comes to an end soon! I’m heading out with Citizen next week to start on a new project. I’m really looking forward to working with the guys who are known for a really home grown creative infrastructure. I’m honoured to be working with them and we’re looking to do something very cool for their next video release. Dates are listed above so if you’re heading to a show please come and say Hi. As usual if you’ve got any questions about this job I’m always happy to answer them. I’ll also be posting photos from the road on the blog and my instagram. Click the link below to follow my profile.
Stoked to get a couple of the @rodemic smartlav+ (plus the sc3 adapter). We used the smart lav with an iPhone on a few of the impromptu street interviews on the forthcoming Your Demise documentary. An essential piece of gear to keep on you when out shooting.