Polish Go Home (2016)
Festivals: Aesthetica 2017, docfeed 2017, LSFF 2018
This unorthodox migration story follows a sometime Polish jobseeker on his journey from the UK back to Poland to face the problems he left behind, and in search of an elusive place to call home and. I conceived of this project, secured access by meeting migrants living on the streets of London, self-shot the film over 2 years and oversaw post-production incl. edit, grade and sound mix.
Official Selection at BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica Film Festival (York) and London Short Film Festival (London); as well as Otherfield (UK), Roma CinemaDoc, DOCfeed (Eindhoven), VIWIFF (Vancouver)
BEST DOCUMENTARY co-winner at Discover Film Fest (London)
The Forest In Me (2015-)
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, DISTRIBUTOR TBC
I am collaborating with experimental filmmaker Rebecca E Marshall on a feature-length documentary looking at our perception of time and memory, as well as a meditation on the nature of human isolation. At the heart of this film is Agafya Lykova, whose religiously devout family fled communist persecution in the 1940s. A woman born into isolation in the vast Siberian wilderness, her perspective on loneliness and the passage of time will form the backbone of the film. With experience filming in remote environments, deep knowledge of Russian culture and the ability to communicate with Agafya, I travelled to Siberia for our first encounter with her, and continue to collaborate on the film's development and production.
Director: Rebecca E Marshall
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The World According to Mr O'Neil (2013)
DIRECTOR / CAMERA
Festivals: LSFF 2014, SWIFF 2013
Filmed, edited and co-Directed this short film with my collaborator Emily Marcuson. Over fifty years ago, Mr. O’ Neil left the Caribbean to start a new life in the UK. Now retired, the 76-year-old goes to his local community gym in west London every day. During his three hour work-outs, he shares his memories, stories and opinions with anyone who cares to listen. And even those who don’t. A simple portrait of a very unusual, ordinary man.
The film was officially selected for the London Short Film Festival and South West London International Film Festival in 2014.
Christie’s Shorts (2012)
2 x 3 minutes, corporate screening & online
Directed two short documentaries for Christie’s Auction House's autumn 2012 sale - one about the charismatic enfant terrible Martin Kippenberger’s self portrait, the other talking about Reality and Illusion through pieces by Pistoletto and Richter. Researched and wrote shooting scripts for the films, directed the shoots with a DOP, worked with an editor and oversaw the voice record; with executive input from Zara Hayes and Rachna Suri at PEEK.