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. My first feature film, DAS, WAS GESCHEHEN WIRD (THAT WHICH COMES TO PASS), will be available to watch in 2020 and my fifth short film, WE ARE DANCERS will be premiered later this year.
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.
My company Guerrillacore Films Ltd produces films with contemporary social commentary and LGBTQ themes, with the aim of developing a radical filmmaking culture. Das, was geschehen wird is the first film produced by Guerrillacore Films and I am currently in development on a slate of shorts and features. These include a queer political thriller, the story of a trans refugee from Afghanistan and a drag-queens’ revenge story, as well as ALL THE SAME! ALL THE SAME!, a long-term passion-project in collaboration with writer/director Louise Marie Cooke.