It was confirmed today that the film I shot with Chris Mizen at First Image at the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships has been selected to screen at the London International Documentary Film Festival. This is great news. The film was shot at Tooting Bec Lido in the middle of winter last year using two Sony EX1 cameras and a Canon DSLR. We had to capture the whole day and make an engaging and entertaining narrative – no mean feat given the speed at which everything was happening. I still have no idea how and why anyone would want to put themselves through such pain – but the film went someway to shed some light on the characters who turned up to compete from all over the world – one 80 year old man coming all the way from Kazakhstan with his 10 year old son to participate: clearly there are some benefits in terms of virality !!!

(Click the title above to see a clip from the film)

 

Shot a short promotional film for landscape photographer John Miller who has been shooting for the National Trust for many years. The film is to be used by his gallery to give a flavour of how John works. We experimented with voice over but decided to let the imagery speak for itself in the end. ( Click the title above to watch the film)

Just returned from a two week assignment in Morocco. The brief was to document the journey south to the Sahara desert where four injured Paratroopers would lead Nissan staff on a series of desert challenges. The whole adventure was organised to raise £40,000 in sponsorship for The Afghanistan Trust, Nissan UK’s chosen charity. I was working with editor Billy Rich and we had to shoot 7 films and upload and edit as we went – when the Wi-Fi ran out we uploaded via Satellite – a real technical challenge but we hit every deadline. (Click the title above to see some photos and film of the night exercise challenge shot with a night vision camera.)