Things I’ve done

I was London ‘camera’ for One by One films on the award winning documentary ‘Tribute This’ which won both “Best Documentary” from the Bare Bones International Film Festival and the “Independent Spirit Award” from the Miami Underground Film Festival.

I also produced a music video, the Beautiful Game, for singer Billy Franks which raised awareness of Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale.

While providing one to one film making workshops at the Raynes Park High School Access Centre it became the first school department to receive acreditation from the Autistic Society for its work with children with Autism.
Early career:

I worked for over 25 years for BT plc and in my last year won a BT Quality Award for Project management. My time with BT was followed by 3 years at the London Borough of Merton in the Social Inclusion Team. I bring to the video arena experience and skills in IT, training, project management and social inclusion and eduction.
Filmography:

2016

  • One to one film animation workshops Carew Academy

2015

  • Working on own film projects
  • One to one film animation workshops Carew Academy
  • Multimedia workshops (film, stop frame animation, garageband) for students with behavioural and medical issue at The Smart Centre.
    Film by Sharon McElroy ‘An Exquisite Diversion’ and I am very please to say that I was production camera and lighting I also composed and performed the soundtrack. Featured by The Nation Trust at The Vyne Basingstoke.

2014

  • One to one film animation workshops Carew Academy
  • Multimedia workshops (film, stop frame animation, garageband) for students with behavioural and medical issue at The Smart Centre.
  • Raynes Park High School Access Centre provision of one to one instruction to students in film making techniques.

2013

  • 3 short courses accepted as under the AQA Unit Award Scheme.
  • Merton Music Foundataion ‘making of the Journey’ film.
  • Multimedia workshops (film, stop frame animation, garageband) for ‘looked after’ children and students with behavioural issue at The SmartCentre.
  • Safeguarding children training undertaken with Raynes Park High School (February)
  • Lead cameraman and lighting for video and performance Artist Sharon McElroy/National Trust commission at the Vyne in Hampshire. I composed and performed the musical soundtrack.
  • Raynes Park High School Access Centre provision of one to one instruction to students in film making techniques.

2012

  • Produced a teaching a best practice in house training DVD for Merton Children Schools and Families.
  • Weekly film and multi media classes at the SMART Centre
  • Weekly film making workshops at Raynes Park High School Access Centre.
  • School stage performances filmed for Poplar School and Hollymount School.
  • A short film about tranquility posted on youtube
  • Film and editing facilitator on the SMART Centre project with Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust. Youth Film (Wise Memories) created and shown at the International Youth Arts Festival
  • Smiling Knife’s Going Dark video – all puppetry, animation, camera, video, editing and direction.
  • Short film documenting the Express Yourself Project for the Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust

2011

  • Lead cameraman for video and perfomance Artist Sharon McElroy’ s C’mon everybody (long live the king) film.
  • Filmed school lessons for Merton Children Schools and Families and created teaching best practice DVD.
  • Filmed ‘live’ art performance by Lucy Freud
  • Merton Council’s River and Cloth Community Project. Filmed events and created short film published by Merton Council.
  • Raynes Park High School One to One Tutoring in the Access Centre (specialist support unit for children with Aspergers and Autism).
  • School Plays, Mock Election and School Promotional Film for Raynes Park High School.
  • 2010
  • Short film for Young Merton.
  • Assignment for Westhill and their client BT Openreach
  • ‘Ghost’ film project with Wimbledon Theatre Youth Services and Melrose School. See video excerpt here.
  • With One Voice film project with Merton Music Foundation and Pete Churchill.
  • Filmed and edited the video for Billy Franks The Beautiful Game a single seeking to raise awareness of Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale.
  • Short films for Raynes Park High School: Mock Elections 22 May 2010, 6th Form Centre and Badly tied ties.
  • Film Making and editing sessions for students at the Raynes Park High School Access Centre (Centre for children with special educational needs).
  • Mentored a group of EBD student at Melrose School for a project combining songwriting and video performance.

2009

  • Raynes Park High School Mock Elections Film Workshops, Dance Arts Mark performances and year 7 welcome film.
  • Video diary for Merton Council’s River and Cloth Project
  • Video shoot and short film production for ITPR.
  • Arts Award video shoot for Attic Theatre Company at the Flask Musicals Theatre in Edgware.
  • edited short film of Viv Philpot’s Artist Residency in Kolkatta.

2008

  • Raynes Park High School GCSE day short film, year 7 celebration, House Plays and promotional film.
  • West Wimbledon Primary School Year 6 Video Year Book.
  • Attic Theatre and the Brixton Refugee Council. Drama Project short film. Followed by presentation/showing at the Charles Cryer Theatre.
  • Raynes Park High School One to One Tutoring in the Access Centre (specialist support unit for children with Aspergers and Autism). The First school in the UK to receive accreditation by the Autistic Society
  • Attic Theatre and Merton Council’s Step Up Project for overseas children arriving in the UK during year 11
  • One by one film ‘Tribute this’ shown on american independant film circuit including footage taken as London cameraman. Best documentary West Hollywood Film Festival. Best documentary Bare Bones Film Festival.
  • 2007
  • Raynes Park High School 2007 school plays. Filming and mentoring students from the school film club
  • Filming and creation of a DVD for the Hollymount Primary School Christmas Play.
  • You can get modern bikes – short film with the fringe/cult poet Rev 2 Sheds for the New York Bicycle Film Festival.
  • Filming of instructional DVD for Walter Lilly and Company, Builders and Civil Engineers.
  • Production of 5 music videos for singer songwriter Sean Taylor
  • London Borough of Merton. Production of short film documenting the Step Up Project 2007, an alternative education programme for students in year 11.
  • London Borough of Merton. Production of film – Use of Display for the Intensifying Support Program.
  • London Borough of Merton Extended Schools Conference. Production of short film.
  • London Borough of Merton EXtended Schools student film project. Mentoring support and production of 5 minute film.
  • One to one animation and video workshops with child with special educational needs for London Borough of Merton Children Schools and Families.
  • Provision of weekly afternoon film making workshops to Raynes Park High School, Access Centre pupils.
  • Production of short 3 minute promo film for the Re-Play Music Festival.

2006

  • Video and DVD production of the Hollymount School Christmas play.
  • Video Production Raynes Park High School 2006 House Plays.
  • Staff training film made at Raynes Park High School, Access Centre, focusing on working with children with ADHD and Autism.
  • Worked with Raynes Park High School (Access Centre) providing one to one tutoring (video making tools and techniques) of students with learning difficulties.’Vox pop’ style record of a pensions trustee conference filmed for Newsquest Specialist Media Ltd.
  • 50th Anniversary film made for Garfield Primary School in Merton.

2005

  • A short film/music promo entitled “ Raynes Park ” which I originally produced in 1997, and updated slightly during 2005, was submitted and accepted for inclusion in a time capsule which was buried in the foundations of the new Raynes Park public library in the London Borough of Merton.
  • The Weird World of the Reverend 2 Sheds – short film about a fringe/cult poet.
  • Worked at Raynes Park High School to establish a student film club, provide training and guidance to students in video and editing tools and techniques.

2004

  • Billy Franks “storyteller” gig, filmed at the Troubadour Club London , for 18 song DVD.