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UNSUNG HEROES — Barclays Chairman's Awards
4 X 1½ minutes, 2006 — Corporate

   
   
Jacaranda for Barclays Bank — Stylish corporate pieces showcasing extraordinary staff in South Africa, Kenya and Ghana. Director and Camera


Simon Filming Everest BRITISH ARMY EVEREST EXPEDITION — NEPAL
Daily webcasts filmed, edited & uploaded April 2006
PCI Fitch for the British Army and Bravo. In a two-person team with Claudio von Planta 30 short videos were filmed and edited on location in the Himalayas about eight novice teenage climbers. Director/Camera/Editor


Minnie & Alex MINNIE DRIVER'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
1 hr, 2005
 
   
Princess Productions for Sky One — Adventure travel series with celebrities. Minnie Driver and her close friend Alexandra swim with humpback whales in the Kingdom of Tonga. Director/Camera


Adam Refugee
LIVING WITH REFUGEES (SURVIVING SUDAN)
1 hr, 2004/5
 
 
Insight News TV for CH4 DISPATCHES, Discovery Times, CNNI & CBC. — Sorious Samura returns to Africa once again to discover the realities of being one of being one of Darfur's countless refugees on the Sudan/Chad border - Director/Producer

—  ..so different to see real people up close, struggling with what we take for granted. I held back so many tears...it was truly a moving story. (typical viewer feedback) — 


Nominated for an EMMY - (Sept 2006 - Outstanding Investigative Journalism - Long Form)


One Life logo ONE LIFE - DYING TO LIVE
40 mins, 2004
Mentorn for BBC1. — Observational doc on family living with cancer. Camera (DSR570)

—  "..an intensely moving and positive film about a family coping with dreadful misfortune." - The Times 



Sailing Yacht GOING TO EXTREMES -
Sailing the Atlantic
1 hr, 2004
 
Ideal World Productions for Channel 4. — British salesman Bob and retired barmaid Glo take their small boat across the Atlantic in this four-part doc series about challenging adventures. Camera-director


Seamaster

DEATH ON THE AMAZON
1 hr, Digi/DVCam, 2003

National Geographic & CH5. Big Wave Productions, Producer Sarah Cunliffe - Brazil and Venezuela. A powerful character story of a man passionate to 'make a difference'. America's Cup yachtsman Sir Peter Blake leads his team up the Amazon on a crusade to save the environment, culminating with his tragic death at the hands of pirates. Directed and filmed over 10 weeks.

"Truly compulsive viewing" - Daily Mail Pick of the day — "A powerful memorial to an extraordinary man" - The Times —


Kurdish Men IS ANYONE LISTENING?
20 mins, DV, 2001
Cicada Films for 'Save The Children'. Producer Frances Berrigan - Northern Iraq - Kurdistan. Charity campaign prog. Kurdish children speak out. Director/Camera


Charlie and Macaw THE REAL MACAW
1 hr, DigiBeta/16mm, 2001
Granada Wild for Channel 4, Executive Producer Peter Moore - Peru and Brazil. Innovative programme-making creatively combining a quirky biography with environmental issues and blue-chip natural history. Director and Cameraman.


Twister TWISTER TOURS
1 hr, DVCam, 2001
National Geographic Channel - Actuality documentary with the tourists who chase tornados in Midwest USA. Fast-paced action filming. Location Director and Cameraman.


Amazon Indian TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH - Revenge Of The Lost Tribe
1 hr, DVCam, 2000
Cicada Films for Channel 4. Producer Frances Berrigan - Ecuador. Adventure documentary with strong characters and narrative - a student expedition is attacked by an Amazon tribe. Co-Director and Cameraman

— “Sharply observed and hugely amusing - John Dugdale”, The Sunday Times —


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Ethiopia BUYING BEAUTY
30 mins, Digi-Betacam, 1999
Cafe Productions for Discovery and Geo/Arte - Ethiopian model agency looking for talent in remote villages - Cinematography


Javanese Family INVESTIGATING ASIA
20 mins, DV, 1999
Double Exposure for BBC Education - Indonesia/Borneo. Filmed undercover in the weeks before Suharto's fall from power - an environmental investigation with emotional human stories. Director and Cameraman


Tank KARABAKH
10 mins, DV, 1998
Bareface Productions for RDF/WTN - Current affairs feature. The ongoing conflict between Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh and Muslim Azerbaijan. Director/Cameraman


Water from Vine SEVEN GO MAD IN PERU
1 hr, 16mm/Hi-8, 1996

Middlemarch Films for Channel 4 Encounters and Discovery Channel. Producer Belinda Allen - Fly-on-the-wall actuality documentary. Filmed over ten weeks in very tough conditions. Seven young Brits try to survive in the Amazon jungle - Cameraman, Peru - Director/Cameraman, UK

— “A gift of a film which charts the total breakdown of meaningful interaction between the seven intrepids”, Time Out —


Osaka Story OSAKA STORY
75 mins, 16mm, 1995
 

Fine Cut BBC 2, SBS (Australia), S3 (Germany) - Japan and Korea. Feature length observational documentary. A real life and intimate family drama requiring much tact and sensitivity - Associate Director and Cinematographer.

Winner of five major documentary Film Awards
— “Engrossing compelling fascinating - its concerns and appeal are universal”, Geoff Andrew, Time Out —


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Talent and Angela   SIMUKAI
1 hr, 16mm, 1995
NFTS/EU/Independent. Observational documentary. The origins of Zimbabwe's explosive land rights crisis through the eyes of a group of war veterans - Producer/Director and Cinematographer


Lazy Beds PASSING JUDGEMENT
1 hr, 16mm, 1993
NFTS - Hebrides, Scotland. Quirky fly-on-the-wall character documentary - Producer/Director and Cameraman


Elephant Mask PARKS OR PEOPLE?
40 mins, 16mm, 1992

Forest Films for SBS (Australia, Fragile Earth), BBC 2 Schools, TVE. Hard-hitting environmental programme independently produced on a tight budget. Five months in Cameroon. Producer/Director, Editor and Cameraman

Winner of BBC/WWF Golden Panda Newcomer Award At Wildscreen 1992


Volcano Eruption SANGAY
17 mins, S8mm, 1988

BBC 2's Wideworld primetime adventure series - Ecuador's Andes. Extreme working conditions climbing up an active volcano erupting red hot lava and flying rock - Producer/Director and Cameraman.

Winner of the BBC Mick Burke Award for new film-makers
— “A yarn of the kind that keeps children from play and old men from the fire”, Nancy Banks-Smith, Guardian


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