When a stuffy retired Judge is forced to spend time with his 10 year-old nephew, the boy unexpectedly reignites his imagination, changing his life forever. This enchanting short film celebrates our ability to imagine and reminds us that imagination can often be forgotten, but it is never lost.
Colour ⁄ RED Epic ⁄ 2k HD ⁄ 2.35:1 ⁄ Duration 15”00’ ⁄ © Screen South 2017
A desperate man sets out one dark night looking for sex. This he finds but with it comes a terrible reminder of his past.
I was invited to direct this little gem written by Colin Metcalfe as part of the Screen South Digital Shorts 2008 Scheme. It was shot over a weekend in May using a Sony XDCAM EX1 on a budget of just £3000. Unfortunately it didn't get into any big festivals despite its popularity with audiences.
Colour ⁄ HD 1080i ⁄ 16:9 cropped 2.35:1 ⁄ Duration 9′00″ ⁄ © Screen South 2008
A selfish family overhear that their aging Aunt has won some money. Eager to plan for their future, they make a surprised weekend visit to see their good old Auntie Edith, in the hope of discovering exactly how much the old dear has won, but Edith is a sharp minded soul and not to be underestimated.
Colour ⁄ Digi-Beta ⁄ 16:9 ⁄ 13 min. ⁄ © BBC 2005
A miserable little girl curses her younger brother for being so happy, not realising that her curse would summon a grotesque figure who, in the darkness of night, violently steals the boy´s happiness. Horrified and ridden with guilt, the girl chases the Thief onto the city´s rooftops in a desperate attempt to bargain with him, but he is not an easy creature to please.
Colour ⁄ HD ⁄ 16:9 ⁄ Duration 13”30’ ⁄ © NFTS 2004
A lonely old man´s home is suddenly invaded by a troubled teenage girl, seeking shelter from a violent world outside. The old man is reluctant to help her at first, but soon realises she has given him a new purpose in life. Unfortunately the world she ran away from is catching up with her fast and a difficult choice has to be made.
Colour ⁄ Digi-Beta ⁄ 16:9 ⁄ Duration 17”00’ ⁄ © NFTS 2003
Admist the rubble of Berlin, two young German riflemen holed up in a deserted train station, casually pick off distant Russian soldiers, unaware that a threat to their own lives is closer than they know.
Working in a proper studio environment for the first time as a director, I felt completely at home and enjoyed every minute. It pushed the boundaries and resources of the film school and became an impressive showreel sample.
Colour ⁄ Super 16mm ⁄ 2.35:1 ⁄ Duration 6”00’ ⁄ © NFTS 2002
Tony and Sarah´s paths cross within a decayed and rotting theatre. Sheltered from their troubles outside, they spark an unusual friendship, but their unwillingness to share their secrets soon become too much.
Colour ⁄ 16mm - 2k HD ⁄ 16:9 ⁄ Duration 12’30” ⁄ 1997
A young man wakes up in the middle of the woods, to discover the dead battered body of a girl. To his surprise, she is the same girl he and his friend offered a lift to earlier, but that is all he can remember.
B/W ⁄ 16mm - 2k HD ⁄ 16:9 ⁄ Duration 12’22” ⁄ 1996
The promiscuity and ignorance of six friends suddenly becomes a threat, when a woman arrives in the city of Newcastle to inform her ex-boyfriend she is HIV.
B/W ⁄ 16 mm ⁄ 16:9 ⁄ Duration 15′45″ ⁄ © Delfilm 1995
Attempting to abduct his runaway Niece, an evil King and his son are challenged by a peasant and his baby dragon. After a long and courageous fight it seems the peasant´s fate is sealed, but the King and his army have an unexpected visitor – Drakkon, the largest and oldest Dragon to have ever walked this earth.
Colour ⁄ 16mm - 2k HD ⁄ 5:4 - 16:9 ⁄ Duration 12′00″ ⁄ © Delfilm 1993