Showreels for Actors

Here’s a compilation of a few recent scenes. As always – I wrote and directed each one. I have a very specific way of creating showreels for actors. For example, I don’t aim to be ‘cinematic’. I don’t prioritise having the biggest camera. And when it comes to locations you’ll more often than not finding […]

NEW MUSIC VIDEO – Rory Gillanders – ‘Waiting’

One morning, early last year, I was at home listening to some Bruce Springsteen. Then I stopped the music and made a cup of tea. Much to my confusion, I could still hear Springsteen playing. It briefly crossed my mind that maybe a neighbour was listening to The Boss, but I swiftly ruled this out […]

New Comedy Sketch | Can I Get a Refund?

Here’s a comedy sketch I shot with two of my favourite upcoming actors, Libby Grant and Claire Marlein. It’s about the infuriating nature of a good person trying to get a simple refund. It’s not entirely autobiographical, but it sure feels like it. We filmed this the day after I wrote it, and we only […]

10 Things I’ve Learned About Being Self-Employed

1. It’s lonely! You may be working alone, or you may be working with fifteen people. But then you finish a project and those fifteen people are gone. It seems glamorous to people who don’t do what you do but the reality is, you have to navigate your way alone. You have to get yourself […]

How I Create Natural Showreel Scenes for Actors

So, here’s Libby Grant’s showreel: When I first met Libby, I was excited by her energy and sense of humour. She had a lot to give when it came to screen acting but hadn’t really had the chance to demonstrate her talent in the right way. She showed me a compilation of her previous screen-work, […]

Dramatic Moments in Showreel from Scratch Scenes

“What’s wrong?” “Nothing.” Those two lines are pretty much all you need for drama in a scene. It’s the same in life.   You make a joke or a silly comment and someone takes it personally. That’s interesting. You make a joke or silly comment and someone takes it personally but won’t admit they’ve taken […]

What I’ve Been Up To

So I’m on the phone with my Mum and she says suddenly, “your blog is empty”. “What do you mean?” I ask. “Your blog is gone,” she says. Panicked, I worry my whole website has fallen apart but then I hear my Dad in the background saying, “You haven’t updated it since December!” My parents were letting […]

Actor Showreels from Scratch in Manchester – ONE WEEK ONLY

Hello all! I am excited to have found a gap in my schedule where I can head to Manchester for one week in mid-February 2018 (11th-18th) where I will be offering my Single Scene Showreel Service. Spaces for this are extremely limited so get in touch ASAP.   The Process: THE CONSULTATION. We will have a Skype […]