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CURRENTLY

 

WICKED WILD WEST (Working Title)

Discovery ID. 6 x 1hrs

Britespark Films 

Series Producer

 

FEATURE LENGTH

 

Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine. 

Channel 5 / Smithsonian Channel. 1 x 90 mins

***Cine Golden Eagle Award Winner***

Destroyed by the Nazi’s to hide the horror of their crimes, this observational film follows Dr Caroline Sturdy Colls’ excavation of Treblinka. Her hope, to uncover the horrific truth of what happened at one of Hitler’s most notorious and efficient death camps.

Filmed on location in Poland. 

Furneax & Edgar Productions. 

Director

 

Mid Air Collision Over Britain. 

Sky One. 1 x 90 mins

This drama documentary 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 spectacular drama and forensic analysis from expert witnesses.

Filmed on location in the UK. 

Granada Factual. 

Producer / Director

 

TRUE CRIME

 

I Am A Stalker.

NETFLIX. 2 x 1hrs.

Filmed on location in the USA.  

Transistor Films.

Producer / Director 

Director of Photography.

 

Banged Up Abroad: Thai Meth Bust. 

National Geographic Channel. 1 x 1hr

Jimmy the postman gives up his job and heads to Thailand for a new life, but things quickly unravel when he starts dealing drugs.

Filmed on location in the Philippines. 

Raw Television. 

Producer / Director

 

Breakout. Island Fortress. Escape from Indian River. 

National Geographic Channel. 2 x 1hr 

Based on real events, these films fully dramatize two extraordinary, high-octane prison breaks. 

Filmed on location in the USA and Canada. 

Raw Television. 

Producer / Director

 

I Escaped: Real Prison breaks. 

Discovery ID.  4 x 30 mins 

Exciting dramatizations of real jail breaks.

Filmed on location in the USA and Canada. 

Cineflix. 

Director.

 

Anatomy of a Takedown. (Series 1) BTK. 

Discovery ID 1 x 1hr

Bind Torture Kill was one of America’s most notorious serial killers. It took 30 years and 100,000 man-hours to catch him. It was his DNA and a floppy disk that finally gave him away. Using drama reconstruction and first person testimony this film tells film explores this historic homicide investigation.

Filmed on location in the USA.

Wall to Wall Television.

Producer / Director

 

The Lake Erie Murders. Heartbreak Hotel. Cabin Fever. 

Discovery ID. 2 x 1hr

Dramatic reconstructions of the darkest and deadliest murders in the area surrounding the Great Lakes.

Filmed on location in the USA and the UK. 

Talos Films.

Producer / Director

 

HISTORY

 

Adolf Island. 

Smithsonian Channel. 1hr (Special)

Caroline Sturdy Colls, a world leader in the forensic investigation of Nazi crime scenes is chasing clues to an unsolved case. Witnesses and survivors claimed that thousands died on the island of Alderney but only 389 bodies have ever been found. Under heavy restrictions imposed by the local government, Colls must uncover the truth.

Filmed on location in the UK. 

Snap TV. 

Producer / Director

 

Escape from Auschwitz. 

Channel Five / WNET / History Channel. 1 x 1hr

***New York Festival Finalist***

Using beautifully shot drama and shocking archive, this film tells the story of Rudolf Vrba. In 1944 he escaped from Auschwitz, trekked across occupied Poland evading recapture, then stunned the world with the horrific truth. His heroic efforts helped save the lives of 120,000 Hungarian Jews. 

Filmed on location in Hungary. 

Dragonfly Television. 

Producer / Director

 

Unexplained with Tony Robinson. The Ghosts of Glastonbury. The Medieval Reincarnation.

Channel Four. 2 x 1hr 

Shot in the style of a road movie, these investigations question the 'truth.' In 1908 respected archaeologist Frederick Bligh Bond excavated Glastonbury Abbey. The dig was a huge success until he claimed to be in direct contact with the dead. In the 1970’s a group of middle class housewives all claimed to have been Cathars, murdered in a previous life. Weirdly a lot of the things they ‘remembered’ were historically accurate. How could they have known?

Filmed on location in the UK and France. 

Flashback Television. 

Lead Producer / Director

 

Queen of Sheba: Behind the Myth. 

BBC 2 / Discovery Channel. 1 xhr 

Observational documentary of an archaeological expedition to Yemen and beautifully shot drama and CGI bring to life a buried Imperial capital deep in the Yemeni desert. Could it be the home of the legendary Queen of Sheba?

Filmed on location in Yemen and in the UK. 

Atlantic Productions. 

Producer / Director 

Director of Photography.

 

OTHER FACTUAL

 

James Mays’ Toy Stories. Meccano Bridge. Lego House. 

BBC 2. 2 x 1hr

***BAFTA nominated series***

James believes that old-fashioned 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 to construct a Lego house he can live in. Documentary, engineering, a bit of history and some really good laughs.

Filmed on location in the UK. 

Plum Pictures. 

Producer / Director 

Director of Photography.

 

‘I, Human’ (Filmed exclusively in 3D) Feature length special

Discovery Channel / 3net. 1 x 90 mins 

Filmed exclusively in 3D, this visually innovative film features a series of 3D firsts, focusing on the pioneering scientists developing new technologies to help repair the human body.

Filmed on location in the USA. 

Touch Productions. 

Producer / Director

 

Witness to Disaster. (Series 1) California Mudslide. Portuguese Hellfire. 

National Geographic Channel. 2 x 1hr

Shocking stories of disaster told through the eyes of the people who were there. Through forensic analysis, these films reveal how events unfolded and how split second decisions made the difference between life and death.

Filmed on location in the USA, Portugal and the UK. 

Darlow Smithson Productions. 

Producer / Director

 

Life or Death. Broken Hearted Boy. Deadly Brew. 

Discovery. 2 x 1hr

Misdiagnosed with Meningitis, Sebastian Hitzig was actually dying from a rare bacterial infection of the heart valve. Could the doctors work out what was wrong with him before it was too late? In 2003 a Maine church congregation was poisoned, 12 people ended up ICU, one man died. Doctors had no idea what was wrong with them until the blood test results came back. Incredibly they’d been poisoned by arsenic, and it was no accident.

Filmed on location in Canada. 

Dragonfly Television. 

Producer / Director.

 

Seconds from Disaster. Tornado Outbreak. Titanic Sinking. 

National Geographic Channel. 2 x 1hr 

Using dramatization, archive and testimony from expert witnesses, these films reconstruct the events that led to some of the world’s worst disasters.

Filmed on location in the USA.

Darlow Smithson Productions. 

Producer / Director.

 

Ainsley Eats the Streets. 

NETFLIX / Channel 4. Discovery + 10 x 1hr 

Ainsley Harriot throws away the guidebook and hits the back streets in search of the world’s most exciting street food. Filmed on location in Turkey, Japan, Taiwan, Iceland, Barbados, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Jordan & Malaysia. 

Snap TV. 

Series Director (10 episodes)

Director of Photography (4 Episodes)

 

Paranormal Witness. The Spirit of Highway 50. 

SyFy Channel. 1 x 1hr

When a Californian woman sees a body on Highway 50, El Dorado police believe there’s more going on than meets the eye. Filmed on location in the USA and Canada.  

Raw Television. 

Producer / Director.

 

Rivals.

Discovery (EMEA) 5 x 30 mins 

A popular history series exploring some of the 20th century’s most exciting rivalries.

Filmed across Europe. 

Juniper Communications. 

Series Producer / Series Director 

Director of Photography.

Unreported World. The Market of Death.

Channel 4. 1 x 30 mins

Each year thousands of Africans die from Sleeping Sickness, a disease, which left uncured, is always fatal. Pharmaceutical companies claim it is too expensive to produce the lifesaving drug Melarsoprol for Africans, but ironically produce the same chemicals in depilatory creams for use by Americans. 

Filmed on location in Southern Sudan. 

Mentorn Barraclough Carey. 

Director 

Director of Photography

Editor

 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Selected credits

 

Raw Blues. 

BBC 2. 6 x 1hr

Observational documentary series following police recruits out of Hendon training college onto the streets of London.

Filmed in the UK. 

BBC. 

Director of Photography across series.

 

God’s Army. 

Channel 4. 6 x 1hr 

Observational documentary series following Salvation Army graduates from training into the community.

Filmed in the UK and Ukraine.

Independent Image / Double Exposure. 

Director of Photography across series.

 

The F** Word. 

Channel 4. 4 x 30 mins 

Documentary series about a camp for overweight kids in Pennsylvania.

Filmed in the USA.

Carlton Television. 

Director of Photography (Whole series)

 

Poisoned.

Channel 4. 6 x 30 mins

Science and observational documentary series about the toxicology of poisoning. Filmed in collaboration with the National Poisons Unit at St. Thomas’ hospital in London.

Filmed on location in the UK. 

Twenty Twenty Television. 

Director 

Director of Photography across series.

 

FILM EDITOR

Selected credits

 

Cold War. Wall Comes Down. Soldiers of God. 

BBC 2. 2 x 1hr

A sweeping look at nearly five decades of history. 

***Peabody Award winning series***

***BAFTA nominated series***

Jeremy Isaacs Productions.

Editor

 

God’s Army. 

Channel 4. 6 x 1hr 

Observational documentary series following Salvation Army graduates from training into the community. 

Independent Image / Double Exposure. 

Editor across series.

 

By Design. 

RTE, S4C. 3 x 30 mins

A series of studies about the nature of design.

Cafe Productions. 

Editor

 

The World of Geo. To the Magic Mountain. The Price of Peace. 

Sky / National Geographic. 2 x 1hr 

***Telluride Film Festival Winner*** To the Magic Mountain.

Cafe Productions. 

Editor

 

 

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FESTIVALS

NEW YORK FESTIVALS
FINALIST

Escape From Auschwitz

CINE

GOLDEN EAGLE

CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD
WINNER

Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine

BAFTA

BAFTA AWARD
NOMINATION

James May's Toy Stories