In the British countryside, teenagers Steven and Jessica have serious conflicts with each other on a deserted farm. Jessica tries to hitchhike out of town… It depicts the heart-wrenching emotions of youth.
I was born in the 'Cotswolds', a rural area in Southern England. After leaving school I attended Art School, where I studied mainly as a painter and photographer. Soon after being accepted to study Fine Art in London, I made my first film on video. This experience made me rethink and I left painting to study film in the North of England. My graduation short 'Routine' was well received on the festival circuit and won several awards. Since then I have made two short films 'Field' and 'Love Me Or Leave Me Alone' which has allowed me to investigate the style of cinematic grammar I find interesting and develop my approach to storytelling. I have also been concentrating on writing scripts, which reflect my thematic interests within cinema. I admire the work of Robert Bresson, Alan Clarke, Bill Douglas, Werner Herzog, Andrei Tarkovsky, Yasujiro Ozu and Stanley Kubrick amongst others. My influences tend to be filmmakers who are interested in the creation of a personal cinematic grammar that juxtaposes ideas and meanings as opposed to a strict adherence to a conventional narrative structure.
LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME ALONE - WRITER, DIRECTOR (2003, 15 mins DRAMA, 35MM ANAMORPHIC) FIELD - WRITER, DIRECTOR, CO-EDITOR (2001, 10 MINS, DRAMA, SUPER 16MM) ROUTINE - WRITER, STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER, DIRECTOR (1997, 15 MINS, EXPERIMENTAL DRAMA, 16MM AND 35 MM STILLS) - IN DEVELOPMENT BETTER THINGS - WRITER, DIRECTOR (FEATURE FILM, DRAMA, 35MM) In development with French / German production company THE COPRODUCTION OFFICE (other productions include BREAKING THE WAVES, JAPON, & NOI ALBINOI)