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I BEGAN this journey as a Theatrical Performer, after achieving all Guildhall exams with distinction and LAMDA acting medals. After some particularly heavy touring programmes, I opted for a more secure lifestyle and a chunk of my life was being a PA in Scandinavia oil and gas, so I kinda fell off the Arts Radar a while.
The last four years my craving to be part of visual arts crept back. My brain caught fire with the passion to direct, to be the catalyst betwixt script and actor to give birth to the character. This time around, for being behind the camera, as opposed to being in front. I started with Sundance workshops, and after that London Film School and London Film Academy. I also did some practice in Oslo and Malaga. I have three shorts produced that I wrote and directed and working on a feature now, with a Pro crew. I am a new director, so the pro stuff is obviously not regular, rest of the time I do student/experimental/arthouse l film. I enjoy learning to make my own films, which is why I continuously do "hands on" study. I juxtapose my directing skills, with learning how to use a technical tool in film making.
My favourite periodical is HUCK magazine, because it's not only about Indie Art, but "Indie" everything in life. It bursts with stories about real life Independent minds, not obeying the puerile norms that media and other sources cram down our throats, and leading their lives their way. My favourite motto is Espiritu Libre, Free Spirit. Art should be freely available to all, not just to a select few within closed shop institutions.
Unique traits: Travel a lot to source individual Indie Groups. Just seen great self expression group perform in Loire Valley France. Mainly dance, but also own mimes etc. I'm mainly into film, but enjoy all things Indie.
DEBUTAUNT (played with spelling on purpose cos relevant to dialogue) Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror A real estate broker goes in search of his colleague who didn't turn up to sign an important deal and finds the missing man has a rich twin sister, who lives in a mansion with a dark past in rural New England.
THE TOOTH FAIRY Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror A sophisticated serial killer taunts forensics by replacing victims teeth with perfect implants, leaving a cross country trail of skulls with no dental records, as the FBI hold meetings about the resourceful and maverick nemesis.
SPEED DATE Horror A serial speed dater mugs the host after an event, stealing her briefcase and those who rejected him on the paperwork get a home visit to show them what they "nearly" missed.
THE SMOOZE Film-noir A loner detective investigating a society underbelly of ritualistic murders in 1947 Docklands, encounters a woman who leads a double life, and mining deeper into the case finds himself in the frame.
THE GARDENER Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror A wealthy loner develops a new garden fertilizer for his award winning roses, and a senior detective who is solving a string of disappearances, receives a bouquet from an anonymous admirer.
BLACK SANGRIA Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror A rich hedonist playing out his fantasies in an exclusive club, receives an envelope containing clues on survival, discovering he is the toy to an unseen puppeteer within a sinister maze.
RAGS TO RICHES Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama A student doctor bonds with a lap dancer during rehab and they end up sharing a squat but she suddenly disappears, leaving him fighting temptation to use again, as he desperately searches for her.
CRAZY ATLANTA WOMEN/TALLAGEDA RIDE/CRABAPPLE CREEK (2 women lead & title undecided)) Budget: $100K - $1M | Independent A bored waitress in a seedy rural diner, befriends an enigmatic drifter who causes her to question life's meaning and together they jump on a Greyhound bus in pursuit of a man with a briefcase.
BABEL VACATION Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror Nature loving honeymooners find themselves lost in rural Spain and stumble across an eco hub of polythene greenhouses, approaching the dwellers to purchase fresh fruit, they become enslaved for a ritualistic tradition in a secret society.
MOJITO LOBO Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller ⋄ Horror An underworld vixen and her hit man lover kidnap a wealthy tourist for financial gain but the captive changes their end game, equalising the chances of life or death for everyone.
FOLLOW MY LEAD Film-noir A dancer goes missing after discovering recent murders in a disused Cold War tunnel, and a maverick private eye searches for her, after been warned off the investigation by MI5.
Red Jive Film-noir A Bloomsbury banker meets a candy floss seller in the penny arcade Brighton and decides to cultivate her, but he becomes the student as she places her record in his gramophone.
ATTIC Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror ⋄ Film-noir A 1946 starlet is kidnapped during an audition, whilst a detective searching for missing women discovers hidden film footage containing gruesome images and realizes he has to find their next victim before the director shouts "cut."
SOUR SUZY Film-noir A Producer on strict home curfew, finds his only freedom at lunchtime in a Whitehall Boudoir, but receives torture film footage of his favourite vixen with a note she dies in 48 hours.
EL TORO Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror Dignitaries, paparazzi and ordinary families wait in a vast arena for a famous matador, unaware a special genetically bred bull has been trained in a different game by a billionaire animal activist.(In loving memory of "Grey" the bull)
TANG ALLEY Comedy A retired martial arts film star resents being put out to grass in a regimental care home, so escapes and becomes the protagonist in his last film. His final sting proves to the world, age is no barrier.
GLAMPERS Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror A group of law graduates enjoy a glamping retreat in the forest but on check out day cannot find the road back out and one of the group is found crucified to a giant oak.
CUTTING ROOM Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror Six creative media graduates are invited to make a documentary about filmmaking but become trapped in a secluded location and stumble across a horror film set, discovering they themselves are going to be the story.
DILLER KILLER Film-noir A Girl who doesn't like getting her hands dirty, lovingly tends her allotment in 1949 bombed out London, as the city's remaining rich entrepreneurs begin to vanish one by one.
HIGHTAIL SACROMONTE Horror Two fugitives hide within an Iberian cave community but their sanctuary becomes a sinister entrapment, as the convicted fraudster and his streetwise gangland girlfriend pitch their wits not to become sacrificial lambs.
TWIXT STATE Sci-fi ⋄ Horror ⋄ Fantasy The unseen is all around us, but bound by our physicality, we cannot lift its veil. A scientist developing drugs for astronauts, accidentally slips into the eternal dimension, discovering death is not the only door.
RED HERRING Horror A young couple answer an advert for a murder mystery weekend in a country guest house. At first they are impressed by special effects, until realising the body parts are real, and the corpses not actors.
KISS THE BLARNEY STONE Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy ⋄ Romance Two poverty stricken young men hatch a plan to become escorts to wealthy women but on the brink of living the dream, one con man falls for his mark and their end game dangerously changes.
DOWNLOAD Fantasy ⋄ Horror Key players in leading institutions are found dead at their desks, the only similarity is the same avatar in computer files. Detectives are taunted, when the hooded cyclops dwarf, scuttles onto their work screens.