At heart I am a writer / director...

A writer’s job is to be the first author of the story.

A director’s job is to tell story using sound and picture. They are the person with the eye on the prize, that of bringing a unifying vision to a collection of creatives working together for a single goal – to bring to life the best possible world of the story.

What that means to me, I think the great Andrei Tarkovsky sums up well…

“All that matters is that their vision should be whole, and that every word of the script should be dear to them and have passed through his (or her) own creative experience. For among the piles of written pages, and the actors, and the places chosen for locations, and even the most brilliant dialogue, and the artist’s sketches, there stands only one person: the director, and they alone, as the filter in the creative process of filmmaking.”

Andrei Tarkovsky, Sculpting in Time

See below for a selection of trailers from films that are out there now playing festivals and winning awards across the globe.

20 Ways

Okay, I love comedy. It is hard to make. Even harder to write but I love comedy, especially dark comedy.

20 ways is a satire on crossing borders that appears to be set in war time germany, but has a modern twist. It has a point laced with humor.

Edited by Adam Kirk, who is an editor I have worked with for a number of years. Adam and I share a language to storytelling.

Music by the legendary Gerald Fried (Kubrick’s composer on his first five films) who came out of retirement to knock this score out of the park.

The story is proving amazingly popular right now and has won festival awards for best comedy short  in London, Niagra, Phoenix as well as an honorable mention in the Florance Film Awards. 


The story of Wilfred deals with life in the trenches in World War One as experienced by artists, centered around the death of the poet Wilfred Owen.Heading the cast was Michael Higgs as Owen along with the voices of Tony Harrison, Sir Derek Jacobi, Robert Duncan & Edward Fox.

The trailer was edited by Adam Kirk and the film features a full score by composer Dave Bainbridge. The film combines a mix of color with black & white and also mixes animation with live-action.

Winner of several international awards including the Beverley Hills Art House festival with honourable mentions from Hollywood Gold Awards, New York Movie awards & Paris Film Awards.


Cinema of Horror 2

Did I say, I like comedy? Again, a great score, this time by Jiang Li. An homage to inspirational cinema from filmmakers out of Asian countries.

COH2 is a story of cinema for those who are inspired to watch, make, learn and be part of the story of film.

The imaginative mixing of story genre and fantasy

A tale of story, characters, imagination, and dreams.