About

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.

Grayson Perry in the Canvey Island workers caf, 2015

Grayson Perry in the Canvey Island workers caf, 2015

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.

Wrap party with the lead contributors of American High School, 2016

Wrap party with the lead contributors of American High School, 2016

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.

Filming in Hartlepool for Generation Gifted, 2017

Filming in Hartlepool for Generation Gifted, 2017

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.

The Storyvault Films Team having won Best Specialist Factual Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2019.

The Storyvault Films Team having won Best Specialist Factual Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2019.

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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Awards

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