HOME is with my wife Danii and our dog, Pixie. Danii and I love travel and exploration (She is a qualified Yachtmaster and remotely manages legal navigational software for superyachts). We married in Crete and approach life as an adventure. Pixie is a princess, refusing to leave the house unless its 18°C and sunny.
I have a close family with 5 brothers and sisters. My mother was a single parent who while living in a one bed flat did night classes and eventually built up a national company. From her I learnt you can achieve anything with a strong work ethic.
Weekends were spent with my father. He was a South African national and came to the UK with £10 in his pocket. He too became successful, running the IT department of West Mercia police. He was always relaxed and positive in any situation, a trait I'm told I have in common. Sadly he passed away, but while alive he loved our annual camping trips, which we still hold every year in his memory.
WORK has allowed me to visit incredible places and meet fascinating people. Whether it's filming brain surgery, spending 48 hours in a homeless shelter or having lunch with a Princess of Yugoslavia, I enjoy interacting with all spectrums of humanity. Everybody deserves to be heard and fantastic stories often come from unlikely sources.
I've led and worked on some great projects with brilliant teams. I've directed crews across Britain, outside the UK and in difficult environments, overseen multi camera shoots from boat races on the London Thames to a road trip across Romania, and filmed alone in countries like Greece and Egypt.
I've also made lifelong friends while road tripping both alone and with teams across different countries on various productions, with the most rewarding often the most challenging. I'm fortunate that many of the crews I work with continue to want to be involved on my projects and will go above and beyond for the production.