Portfolio MESS – TASTER PILOT WRITER – PRODUCER‘MESS’ is a joint collaboration effort under the banner of ‘We Fly North Productions’. As a group we came together as part of our course to create a five minute taster piece for assessment. Despite this we aimed further and produced something closer to 25-minutes. The process was challenging as we self funded the project and we had a minimal crew, however we gained local support for the idea. The show follows Jack, a young man who’s just been accepted to a university in Birmingham. Jack comes from an isolated part of the country, but his world is about to be turned upside down when he moves in with the enigmatic ‘Missy’, a drag queen, who decides to play a wicked trick. The show’s aim is to educate viewers on LGBTQ+ issues in a comical way. WHEN YOU LEAVE ME CO-WRITER – DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – ASSISTANT EDITOR‘When You Leave Me’ is an experiment. Working with our feedback from ‘Sex. Drugs and Ice Cream we wanted to do something completely different, so we went back into the realm of drama and filming drama, this was my first time picking up the camera and I took the opportunity to D.O.P and worked nervously but when I got to grips, I found myself really enjoying the process, this film we made has a special place in my heart now, because since creating it, I’ve began to work and refine my own camera skills and aim to do it more in the future. This film is a horror/drama, following Elliot, a man who recently lost someone he loved, but in his delusion, he’s convinced himself, she only left him and has decided it’s time to bring her home. SEX, DRUGS AND ICE CREAM CO-WRITER – CO-PRODUCER – CO-DIRECTORTRIGGER WARNING! – DEPICTION OF SELF HARM!In our second year of university challenged me and my team to produce a project of our own making, which I found quite exciting, which led us to creating ‘Sex, Drugs and Ice Cream’. The project focuses on Lucifer, our version of the devil, after receiving an opportunity from God himself to hightail it to earth to live his own life among the humans and Lucifer decided to write a book. This project focused primarily on the scripting; we were inspired to take a more theatrical approach to see if we could make a 15-minute fictional interview entertaining. Alongside the projects exists the book, a trailer and the final product. Rest assured this isn’t the last time you’ll see our Lucifer! THE APPETITE TAILER FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – CO-PRODUCERFantasy/Horror/Drama, it sounds like Christmas doesn’t it? ‘The Appetite’ is an independent Scottish short film produced by myself and Daniel Maslen. Inspired by The Legend of Sawney Bean and the cannibals of Ayrshire, the film follows a young man called Simon and an unsettling revelation about his conception. MERCURY – MUSIC VIDEO WRITER – DIRECTORThis neon dance-inspired music video follows a young dancer struggling with her inner anxieties. The Dancer performs her routine but is tormented by her inner voices can she force them aside to achieve what she loves? THE OLD REBEL – SHORT FILM WRITER – DIRECTOR‘The Old Rebel’ follows the story of Michael, an elderly man who can’t come to terms with his wife’s passing, as well as being admitted to a care home. Michael doesn’t feel he can continue living a life he doesn’t feel is his own, but could his wife’s final gift be enough to bring a smile to his face? CHAUNCEY – SHORT FILM FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR‘Chauncey’ follows the story of a character stand-in who dreams of one day being the lead star in a production. Despite his lack of confidence, Chauncey is determined to prove he’s good enough the production’s director.