Professional info

 

I am a Producer/ Director working in Observational and Current Affairs documentary. I am an ideas person with strong research, editorial and access skills. I love filming and have a creative and adaptable style which you can see in my showreel. I am as comfortable lighting interviews and working with presenters, as I am filming observationally and working with sensitive access. I have extensive experience of working internationally and setting up complex shoots.

 

I am a graduate of the Directing Documentary MA at the National Film and TV School. 

Languages

 

English (Mother Tounge)

French (Conversational)

Hindi (Basic)

Punjabi (Basic)

Selected Filmography

 

Miss Transgender: Britain's New Beauty Queens - Producer/ Director (Self Shooting) 

July - December 2015 - TX January 2016

Minnow Films/ BBC3 – UK - EP: Ruth Kelly/ Morgan Matthews

An hour long observational film following contestants in the UK's first Transgender Pageant, exploring what it's really like to be young and transgender in the UK today. 

 

Exposure: Britain's Secret Slaves - Producer

January - December 2014 - TX January

Hardcash Productions/ ITV1 – UK - D: Jo Potts/ EP: David Henshaw

I developed and produced this hour long investigative film, preparing Stage One documents, sourcing and negotiating access to contributors ranging from trafficking victims to high level government officials. I was the main camera. I trained undercover reporters and managed complex covert filming operations.   

 

The Kids Who Can't Stay Awake – DV Director

March - April 2014. TX Autumn 2014

Ronachan Films/ Channel 4 - Dir: Nicola Comber/ EP: Helen Littleboy/ SP: David Brindley

I filmed and lit interviews and observational scenes with vulnerable families for this hour long observational film. 

 

Exposure: Bangladesh Fashion Factories – DV Director/ 1st Camera

Aug– Nov 2013. TX Jan 2014

Hardcash Productions/ ITV1 – Bangladesh - Dir: Lee Sorrell/ EP: David Henshaw

I filmed a complete hour for broadcast. Working in Bangladesh for two months, I trained undercover reporters and managed the equipment. I negotiated access and logistics.

 

Christmas In A Day – DV Director

December 2012. TX Expected December 2013

Ridley Scott Associates – UK - Dir: Kevin Macdonald/ EP: Ridley Scott

I filmed observationally while embedded in Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in the hospital Chapel over Christmas following the Chaplain.

 

Bombay Fight Night – Producer/ Director (Self Shooting) 

April – August 2012. TX Dec 2012

BFI/ NFTS – India - A selected scene is available here.

My Graduation short film from the NFTS about Full Contact Fighting in India premiered at the BFI.

 

Child Trade – Producer 

October 2008. TX Jan 2009

Back 2 Back Productions / Al Jazeera English – Madagascar/ UK - Dir: David Notman Watt

I found and developed this story about child trafficking networks in Madagascar, negotiating access to children abused by foreign tourists and exploited by the trade, their families and the sex traffickers.

 

Sapphire Fever – Producer

October 2008. TX Jan 2009

Back 2 Back Productions / Al Jazeera English – Madagascar/ UK - Dir: David Notman Watt

I found and developed this story gaining access to sapphire mining communities and International sapphire dealers in Madagascar's crime capital, Ilakaka.

 

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Skills

 

Camera competencies include: C300, 305, 5D/ 7D, PMW 200

Final Cut/ Avid

Full Clean Driving Licence

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education

 

 

  • MA Directing Documentary

    National Film and Television School UK 2010 - 2012

  • MA Human Rights with options from MA Violence, Conflict and Conciliation

    University of Sussex - Distinction 2005 - 2006