I graduated from St Martin’s School of Art in 1991, and practiced and exhibited as a painter for several years before moving into video art, and then finally documentary film. I have always been motivated by social issues, and have usually found personal subjects to tell bigger stories about social politics and injustice, both at home and abroad. I have always combined being an artist/filmmaker with teaching at risk children in London.
In 2001 I got a job in a local primary school, which lead to a decade of working on education projects around the country, inspiring disaffected youth to use documentary as a tool for change in their own lives. Out of my work as an educator, I made my first feature doc, Mario and Nini in 2008. Subsequent films include Death of a Hedgefund Salesman (2011), The Do Gooders (2013) and Jungle Sisters (2015). The last two films I have made in collaboration with Roast Beef Productions where I continue to work.
In 2011 I set up Quadrangle Film Festival with a group of filmmakers.