I am a writer, director and producer living in Sheffield with a heavy focus on LGBTQ themes and contemporary social issues. I’m a three-time Screen Yorkshire commissioned filmmaker and have had films play both nationally and internationally.
My first commission was BOY, which had a theatrical release in my hometown of Sheffield and screened at Encounters Short Film Festival, Rushes Soho, Cork International Film Festival and London Short Film Festival, amongst others. It was nominated for a number of regional, national and international awards, and won Best Film and Best Cinematography at No Limits Film Festival. Following that, I made DEMOB, which premiered at Aesthetica Film Festival and JUNK. The latter screened at various national and international festivals, and was nominated for the Iris Prize and Iris Best British Film. It was also nominated for Best Short at the European Spiritual Film Festival, the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and the Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival, where it was nominated for the OutTV Audience Award. My fourth short film is a black comedy, MARCH 12TH and played at PÖFF Short Film Festival. It was also a semi-finalist at the San Mauro Torinese International Film Festival. Post-production has just finished on my first feature film, DAS, WAS GESCHEHEN WIRD (THAT WHICH COMES TO PASS).
I am currently in development for my second feature project ALL THE SAME! ALL THE SAME! with writer/director Louise Marie Cooke and in post-production on my fifth short film, WE ARE DANCERS. In addition, I occasionally work as an assistant director and production manager.
I was a mentee on Screen Yorkshire’s mentorship scheme, Super 8 and I am a graduate of Creative and Professional Writing from the University of Nottingham. I am also in the process of finishing my Master’s at the Northern Film School.
My company Guerrillacore Films Ltd produces films with contemporary social commentary and aims to develop a radical DIY filmmaking culture that promotes guerrilla-filmmaking and eschews corporate financing. Das, was geschehen wird is the first film produced by Guerrillacore Films.