Don’t Take Me Home – Grade and Online Edit

Don't Take Me Home poster image

I recently did the grade and online edit for Don’t Take Me Home, released in cinemas nationwide on March 1st and to be broadcast on BT Sport at a future date. Directed by Jonny Owen it tells the behind-the-scenes story of Wales’ remarkable journey to the Euro 2016 semi-final, becoming the smallest country ever to get so far at a major tournament. … Continue reading

Best Editing of a Short Film nomination – London IFF 2017

Parallel City at the London IFF 2017

I’m pleased to say I have a nomination for the Best Editing of a Short Film at the London International Film Festival for my work on Parallel City. The film will be screening at the festival on February 16th and you can watch the trailer here. Parallel City finds a famous novelist traumatised by the sudden deaths of her husband and daughter. Unable to … Continue reading

Whiskers and Jane at London Short Film Festival

Whiskers and Jane publicity picture

Whiskers and Jane is screening at the London Short Film Festival 2017 on Jan 7th at Hackney Picturehouse. Featuring in the “‘Til Death Do Us Part” strand, this is a collection of dramas that “give us a varied look at love and long term relationships”. Starring Rupert Proctor (Notting Hill, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Cosima Shaw (V for Vendetta, … Continue reading

Snow Ghosts Vetiver – Making the video

Snow Ghosts Vetiver

The process for making the video for Snow Ghosts Vetiver was similar to the previous single Lied. The band had a pre-existing concept for their sleeve design which in this instance was moths, a theme which is brought out in the lyrics. On this occasion I was doing the video in advance of the sleeve design so didn’t have a fixed final … Continue reading

Grade for new feature film Vigilante

I recently completed a grade for new feature film Vigilante, an independent drama produced by Blueprint: Film and directed by Darren Bolton. Shot in a cinéma vérité documentary style, it follows small town Neighbourhood Watch hero Pep as he proudly shows us around his pleasant community and boasts of his various achievements of law and order. But Pep is gradually revealed to be a violent psychotic, using his role … Continue reading

Snow Ghosts ‘Lied’ – Making the video

With co-director Mark Devenport I recently completed the official music video for Snow Ghosts ‘Lied’, their upcoming single released on April 29th by Houndstooth. The band provided the start point by telling us they wanted something closely related to the cover artwork, and thought the video should feel a bit rough and raw.     Starting from that image of two fighting stags under a stormy sky we … Continue reading

Warm and soft grade – Coventry City FC and NHS promo

This short documentary promo is a nostalgic look at Coventry City FC’s unexpected 1987 FA Cup win against Spurs. Told through personal interviews and archive footage it features generations of different families, some of whom were there on the day and new fans who were yet to be born. The film aims to publicise the new NHS campaign “Be There For The Good … Continue reading

Cold and moody grade – UoN Sports Promo

Still of canoeist from cold and moody grade for UoN promo

Last week I graded a new promo for the University of Nottingham’s large sports department. The brief for the grade was “Intense, Moody, Contrasty. Somewhat desaturated. Blue/green tint”. With 113 shots in one minute it was a pretty dense, fast paced edit so there was plenty of shot matching to do from a range of exposures and locations. Produced by Skeleton Productions, it was shot in … Continue reading