about

I graduated from Humberside College of Art in 1993 with a degree in Documentary Communication, having made the films, The Mannequin Factory and Dear Rebecca, distributed by Cine Nova. I completed a month’s residency at The Bauhaus, Dessau, where I produced a video installation on regeneration for the European Parliament.

I produced pop promos for MTV and short films for the fashion labels Margaret Howell and Hussein Chalayan for the Venice Biennale 2000 and was commissioned by the Cancer Research Campaign to make two promotional films in Morocco and Nepal.

I produced the documentary, Living on Light, for Channel 4 Witness strand, and short films for the Discovery Channel, filming on location in the Sahara Dessert. I developed an independent documentary about the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, sponsored by Iceland Air.

In 2002, I travelled to Palestine to film the documentary Jeremy Hardy v The Israeli Army, with director Leila Sansour. I went on to make two short documentaries, Hanadi and Ayat, which were screened at the ICA and the Belfast Film Festival. I returned to the West Bank in 2003 to develop a film about the Irish human rights activist Caoimhe Butterly. The Guardian published my feature article Courage Under Fire and The Business Post published my photo story, Hell in Bethlehem. I went on to film a Channel 5 news feature about the shooting of British peace activist Tom Hurndall.

In May 2004, I was commissioned by Beaconsfield Art Gallery, London, to produce the video installation Visit Palestine, funded by the Arts Council.

In 2004/2005, I completed the feature documentary Visit Palestine, shortlisted for both Grierson and Rory Peck Awards.

In 2004/2005, I filmed and directed Israel’s Bus Terror, a documentary for BBC4.

I filmed and edited the video Installation: Courage to Refuse, a collaboration with the Culture and Conflict group, about the Israeli Refusenik movement, which was exhibited at the Emily Tsingou gallery, London, as part of the group show: A Selected State.

In 2006, I filmed and edited the experimental short film 20 Lengths about the experience of swimming in Tooting Bec Lido, London, produced by Future Shorts and screened as part of Channel 4’s, 4docs strand.

In 2007, I worked as DV Producer for the BBC1 series, Shopping the Supermarkets and in 2008 I edited a series of documentary films for Al-Jazeera, Witness, about Bosnia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In 2008, I filmed chapters of the Open Bethlehem documentary directed by Leila Sansour.

In 2009, I worked on the environmental documentary The Age of Stupid directed by Franny Armstrong, coordinating the translation of the film into 36 languages and coordinating the global premiere of the film screenings in Africa and Asia.

In 2010, I produced the Hunger Free Campaign promo for Action Aid.

At the start of 2011, I edited a promotional film for the charity WomanKind in Ghana.

In 2012, I was commissioned by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association to source films for DevDocs, an online initiative for World View.

2013 I developed my project Without Child – due for completion in 2017

In 2014 I produced the Make Apartheid History campaign promo which was launched in July 2015

I have spent 2016 documenting the refugee crisis in Calais, Dunkirk and Lesvos. I have photographed portraits in Lesvos for the Refugee Council, have directed a C4 News feature  Ahmed’s Story,  about a seven-year-old Afghan refugee’s perilous journey to the UK in the back of a lorry. I filmed and photographed the plight of the Iranian hunger strikers in the Calais ‘Jungle’ for Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow film and directed footage featured in a BBC news feature about the work of Calais volunteer, Liz Clegg.

I am working with musician Sophia Brous on the project, Lullaby Movement, documenting and editing a collection of lullabies from migrant and refugee communities from around the world and am currently exhibiting photographs that I took in Lesvos, at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize.

Advertisements