I'm a highly versatile and award winning director and producer who's crafted stylish films with visual flair for more than 20 years. I make both documentaries and drama, writing all of my own work.
I have extensive experience in true crime, and am currently
producing and directing two films for the new and highly anticipated NETFLIX series I Am a Stalker.
My previous work comprises drama documentaries, history films, observational documentaries and popular science, including
two films for the much celebrated and BAFTA nominated James May’s Toy Stories for the BBC.
Occasionally my films deal with difficult subject matter. The critically acclaimed drama Escape from Auschwitz, which was shortlisted at NY Festivals tells the incredible story of the incarceration and getaway of two prisoners from the Nazi's death camp. My feature length film Mid Air Collision Over Britain, dramatises the chilling ‘what if’ scenario of two passenger jets colliding over southeast England. And the harrowing feature length, Cine Golden Eagle award winning observational documentary Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine, follows the work of forensic archaeologist Dr Caroline Sturdy-Colls as she uncovers the previously unknown location of Treblinka's gas chambers and unmarked mass graves.
In 2013, I co-founded Snap TV, a London based production company, where among other projects I series directed the exciting 10 part global culinary adventure Ainsley Eats the Streets.
Producing engaging content for the global television market, my work has been screened on NETFLIX, Amazon, Disney+, BBC, Channel 4, Sky, Discovery Networks, National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, Channel 5 and PBS to name but a few.
I am based in both London and Toronto, and work with international co-producers and production companies in the UK, Canada and the United States.
NEW YORK FESTIVALS
Escape From Auschwitz
CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD
Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine
James May's Toy Stories
FEATURE LENGTH DRAMA DOCUMENTARY
MID AIR COLLISION
This film tells the hypothetical story of Britain’s worst aviation disaster as if it were a real event. The narrative is told in real time using drama and expert witnesses.
ESCAPE FROM AUSCHWITZ
Channel Five / History / PBS
Using beautifully shot drama this film tells the story of Rudolf Vrba who escaped from Auschwitz, trekked across occupied Poland evading recapture and stunned the world with the horrific truth.
LOCKED UP ABROAD
National Geographic Channel
Based on real events, this films fully dramatises the story of Jimmy Kelly; the English postman who became a Thai Meth dealer.
National Geographic USA
Based on real events, these films fully dramatise two of America’s most extraordinary prison breaks.
Full dramatization of real events. When a Californian woman sees a body on Highway 50, El Dorado police believe there’s more going on than meets the eye.
UNEXPLAINED WITH TONY ROBINSON
Shot as a road movie, intercut with beautiful dramatic reconstruction.
REAL PRISON BREAKS
High-octane full dramatization of real jailbreaks.
QUEEN OF SHEBA:
BEHIND THE MYTH
BBC / Discovery Channel
Beautifully shot drama, CGI and observational documentary help bring to life a buried Imperial capital, which has been literally lost to the sands of time.
FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
TREBLINKA: HITLER'S KILLING MACHINE
Channel 5 / Smithsonian Channel
This film follows Dr Caroline Sturdy Colls’ excavation of Treblinka, to uncover the horrific truth behind one of Hitler’s most notorious death camps.
JAMES MAY'S TOY STORIES
James believes that old toys like Meccano and Lego are good for the mind and good for the soul. To prove his point he embarks on an epic project to build a full size Meccano bridge across the Leeds Liverpool canal and a Lego house he can live in.
Forensic Archaeologist, Caroline Sturdy Colls investigates the Nazi occupation of Alderney, the atrocities committed there by the SS and previously unknown links to the Holocaust.
AINSLEY EATS THE STREETS
Channel 4 / Netflix
Ainsley Harriott throws away the guidebook and goes in search of some of the best street food, in 10 of the world’s most exciting cities.
I, HUMAN (3D)
This visually spectacular film focuses on pioneering scientists developing new medical technologies. Shot exclusively in 3D.
WITNESS TO DISASTER
National Geographic Channel
Episodes 1&2 of this exciting new series for Nat Geo USA.