I like to tell stories that move people and provide an insight into the human condition. That is why I became a director.
As a storyteller I’m interested in the difficulties and choices people have to make when they are in the pursuit of a truth. In an age of “post truth” and “personal truths” this is a more important subject than ever.
I am typically drawn to stories that have life and death stakes, such as crime dramas, political thrillers, medical dramas and spy stories. I like projects that have a focus on the human side of the story and give us a more nuanced understanding of the difficulties and pressures a protagonist faces. I typically like fictional stories that have a basis in factual research.
As a passion project and research tool I currently run a podcast called “Secrets and Spies” in which I interview former intelligence officers, authors and experts about the world of espionage and all the issues that surround the subject.
Currently I am developing a number of feature film and TV scripts that focus on the human side of espionage and geopolitics. I have also just finished directing my first short spy film “The Dry Cleaner”. The film was acquired by Shorts International and it is now available to purchase on Amazon & iTunes world-wide.
When I am not making films I love to cook, take photos, read books and drink Ethiopian coffee. Looking at my bookshelf my areas of interest are art, filmmaking, espionage, geo-politics, photography, self help and social politics.
I don’t know what all that says about me, other than I am a curious guy and filmmaking and podcasting are my way of expressing myself.