At London university I began making short films and pop promos on 16mm for friendsʼ bands and got a place to study at the Radio, Film, TV postgrad course in Bristol.
From there I got my break at Thames TV directing a short film House Party which, along with footage I shot in warehouse parties on super 8mm and sold to channel 4, set me on my way.
I directed a great variety of shows: arts programmes (The Media Show, The Late Show) documentaries (Letters from the Homeless, Anaiis Nin) and numerous shorts (Blow your Mind, 10x10). My first feature film - Stella Does Tricks - soon followed which was made for the BFI, starred Kelly Macdonald and premiered in Sundance. Then more TV drama - comedies with Dawn French (Murder Most Horrid) and Kathy Burke (Life's a Bitch) and Silent Witness specials.
Then came my second feature - Women Talking Dirty - starring Helena Bonham Carter and produced for Elton Johnʼs company, Rocket Pictures.
Numerous drama projects followed: Carrie's War (BAFTA nominated), Oliver Twist starring Tom Hardy and Tim Spall, The Virgin Queen (BAFTA and Emmy nominated), Fear of Fanny starring Julia Davies, Blackpool (BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated), Wuthering Heights, Nativity and The Hour starring Ben Whishaw and Dominic West. I am currently developing four features and projects in the US.