I grew up in the North West. After graduating from University College London in 2006 I began my career in television, working as a runner.
In 2015 I edited and filmed Grayson Perry’s Dream House and later that year completed my first film, a First Cut for Channel 4, Muslim Drag Queens, both of which earned me nominations at the 2016 BAFTA awards for Breakthrough Talent and Best Specialist Factual.
In November 2015 BBC Three commissioned the series American High School, a 4 part series about life inside a 99% African American High School in South Carolina. After basing ourselves in Orangeburg, SC for 9 months, the team and I came home with over 600 hours of footage and a four part series turned into 6 parts. American High School TX’d in late 2016 and in 2017 the series won Best Documentary Programme at Broadcast Digital Awards. I was also nominated for Best Director at the RTS Craft Awards.
In January 2017 I began working on Generation Gifted for BBC Two, a 6 part series filmed over three years following the lives of teenagers from less well off backgrounds between the ages of 13 and 15, to see how their circumstances affected the chances in life.
In late 2017 I started working on The Football Club: Artist in Residence - a one off specialist factual commission for Channel 4 following the artist Tai Shan Schierenberg as he followed West Bromwich Albion Football Club through a tumultuous season in the premier league. The film won Best Specialist Factual programme at the Broadcast Awards 2019, beating Blue Planet II and Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage.
I'm now working across a range of new and exciting projects and I continue to seek new and authored ways to tell captivating stories.
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The Football Club
Winner, Best Specialist Factual Programme, Broadcast Awards 2019
American High School
Winner – Best Documentary, Broadcast Digital Awards 2017
Nominated – Best Documentary Series, Broadcast Awards 2018
Nominated – Best Director, Factual (Marcus Plowright), RTS Craft Awards 2018
Nominated – Best Documentary Series, Televisual Bulldog Awards 2018
Muslim Drag Queens
Nominated, Breakthrough Talent, BAFTA Craft Award 2016
Shortlisted, Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme (Domestic), Grierson Awards 2016
Shortlisted, Best Newcomer Documentary (for Marcus Plowright), Grierson Awards 2016
Grayson Perry’s Dream House
Nominated, Specialist Factual BAFTA, Television Awards 2016
Nominated, Best Arts, Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2016
Nominated, Best Presenter, Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2016