I am a writer, director and producer living in Sheffield with a heavy focus on LGBTQ themes and contemporary social issues. I’m a BAFTA shortlisted and 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. My fifth short film, WE ARE DANCERS, premiered in 2019 at the Iris Prize Film Festival, where it was highly commended by the Best of British jury. It has also played at BFI Flare, Melbourne Indie and Sydney Indie film festivals, where it won Best Drama and Best Male Lead. In addition, the film was longlisted for the Best British Short award at BIFA 2019 and was shortlisted by BAFTA for the British Short award in 2020.
My first feature film, the guerrilla-made, DAS, WAS GESCHEHEN WIRD (THAT WHICH COMES TO PASS), will be available to watch soon.
In addition, I was a mentee on Screen Yorkshire’s mentorship scheme, Super 8 and I studied as an undergraduate in Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham and as a postgraduate in Filmmaking at the Northern Film School.