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Filmmaking Intro


Filmmaking. 

I love stories in any format, but my first love will always be the moving image. It is the medium which I believe has the strongest capacity to move people and make a difference in the way something or someone is viewed.

Since my first taste of filmmaking at a New York Film Academy Summer School, through my time in the Combat Camera Team to now, as a freelance Filmmaker I have loved the process and result. 

Below are a selection of the most recent films I have made.

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Filmmaking Intro


Filmmaking. 

I love stories in any format, but my first love will always be the moving image. It is the medium which I believe has the strongest capacity to move people and make a difference in the way something or someone is viewed.

Since my first taste of filmmaking at a New York Film Academy Summer School, through my time in the Combat Camera Team to now, as a freelance Filmmaker I have loved the process and result. 

Below are a selection of the most recent films I have made.

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The Endeavour Fund


The Endeavour Fund.

Over the course of 2016 I was commissioned by The Royal Foundation, The Endeavour Fund and AIG to make a series of films. The films highlight how one participant has benefitted from each of a number of challenges or 'Endeavours' supported by the charities involved.

The Endeavour Fund


The Endeavour Fund.

Over the course of 2016 I was commissioned by The Royal Foundation, The Endeavour Fund and AIG to make a series of films. The films highlight how one participant has benefitted from each of a number of challenges or 'Endeavours' supported by the charities involved.

ROw 2 recovery // Endeavour Fund

Former Royal Marine and Special Duties soldier Lee Spencer lost his leg in a motorway accident, but it didn't stop him rowing the Atlantic ocean.

As part of a 4 man team with only 3 legs between them in 2016 they competed in a transatlantic rowing race.

It was a pleasure to make this film, with such a nice articulate guy.


Climb 2 Recovery // Endeavour Fund

A keen climber, Marc Cherry suffered from PTSD after his time in the British Army. In 2015 it was so bad he couldn't get out of the house to go shopping, let alone the Alps.

With the help of Climb 2 Recovery, in 2016 he managed to beat his condition and summit the highest mountain in Italy.

Telling a story using only the footage from a single GoPro was a challenge. Hours of trawling, to find not only the best shot but those which show Marc, was tough. Luckily Marc interviewed well, which to my eyes makes the film.


Skiing with Heroes // Endeavour fund

Imagine being the sole moral compass in a theatre of war. This was were Martin Wade found himself as an Army Advisor.

Skiing with Heroes helped him piece his life back together again after a test that would have broken a lesser man.

Conveying a mental injury and it's cause was a challenge. To do it sensitively yet evocatively is hard in using legal footage filmed during my time in the Army I was able to do that. 


Invictus // Endeavour Fund

When Zoe's back gave out and ended her Royal Navy career, she thought she'd never find her way again. 

Through competing in the 2016 Invictus Games she has rediscovered her drive to achieve.

The Invictus Games is a huge story with massive benefits to the wounded injured and sick veteran community. So finding a story and conveying the good that it has done, particularly after the games had happened was a challenge. It required a lot of research and casting. But in the end it was worth it. 


Hype reel // Aig & Endeavour fund

AIG needed a short punchy film to summarise what they had achieved with the Endeavour Fund over the course of their first year.

I created some dynamic motion graphics to quickly engage the viewer and deliver the information, avoiding the boring "talking head" staple corporate film. 


Op surf viral // Endeavour fund

Along with the narrative shorts, I was asked to produced an internet focused piece on on Operation Surf.

The full synopsis of which can be found further down the page.


Turn 2 Starboard // Endeavour Fund

In 2016 Turn 2 Starboard circumnavigated Britain in an old fashioned rigger. Their aim was to use sailing and the sea to help those who had been injured in service. 

Dan Fielding was the first mate on the ship, but had his own story about how the venture had helped him become a father again.

Telling the story after the fact is always challenging, but here casting and sensitive questioning paid off.


Operation Surf // Endeavour Fund

Stacy suffered from PTSD and depression following her time in the Army. Through Operation Surf, she discovered how surfing can help her.

Pairing world-class surfers with wounded veterans Op Surf is trying to help those in need.

The environment of sea and sand was the biggest challenge whilst making this film. Luckily the kit husbandry skills I acquired in the Army stood me in good stead.


Team endeavour racing // Endeavour fund

Team Endeavour Racing are a Thundercat racing team. Thundercats are affordable powerboats.

They provided the adrenaline and physical challenge that Mark Lloyd felt he had lost with his injury and helped him to come to terms with his new life. 

Water and a powerboats make for tough but rewarding filming.


Mission Motorsport // Endeavour fund

Mission Motorsport is a racing car team dedicated to retraining and inducting veterans in to the motor industry. 

Kes Bradley was a medic in Afghanistan till mental health issues forced her to stop. A biker already, she was a natural fit for the scheme.

I looked to avoid the cliché of focusing on the racing purely which isn't as beneficial as the training. So the main challenge was to make an engaging film with relatively static shots. 


Flying for Freedom // Endeavour fund

In 2016 Flying for Freedom flew the length of the UK, to using flight as relief and inspiration for veterans. It is however much more than just a fun time. Since its creation the charity has trained 10 veterans to the level of commercial pilot.

Alan Robinson is one of those. Despite being in the Royal Air Force, he never thought he'd be able to fly.  After he lost his leg in a biking accident the opportunity was provide by Flying For Freedom. Now he is on his way to a dream job.

Because of the full training timetable casting was the main problem, and it went down to the wire to get this film made of the deadline, but it was worth the challenge.


Armed Forces para-snowsports team // Endeavour fund

Taking those who've lost limbs and turning them into paralympian is no mean feature. But that is exactly what AFPST has been doing for veterans within the snowsports community.

Andy Barlow lost his leg in Afghanistan, during and incident that would eventually be made into a feature film called Kajaki. In 2016 he stands on the cusp of achieving a place on the paralympic team for skiing. Raising the profile for all those injured.

The main challenge this film posed was gathering the rushes remotely and briefing an inexperienced cameraman remotely on what was required.