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DOP.FILMMAKER.EDITOR

Supporting artists and organisations across various sectors to share their stories, express their message and connect with audiences in visually innovative ways.

Davy and Kristin McGuire, 2021

 

Position: DOP

 

Multi-award winning digital artists, the McGuires, have been stunning international audiences with their captivating mix of film, projection and multi-media installations. This year they invited us to develop underwater imagery for their exciting new installation, which will see mermaids projected into the waters at Hull Docks. Having been a fan for a few years, it was a great chance to spend time in their world and facilitate their current vision. 

studiomcguire.com

Mermaids

Shobana 
Jeyasingh Dance

2007- Present

Position: Filmmaker

Shobana Jayasingh CBE is an internationally recognised and multi-award winning choreographer. We have had the pleasure working with Shobana since 2007 producing archive, marketing and educational material. During the first lock down in 2020, we delivered the "SJD Shorts” an online season of specially curated, digital dance events which were enjoyed by over a  million viewers  keeping arts alive in the UK as well as connecting the company to a new global audience. We are currently working on  Shobana’s upcoming work, Clorinda Agonistes.

www. Shobanajeyasingh.co.uk

The Protocol

Ava Dance Company, 2021 

Postion: Lighting Camera, Producer & Colourist.

A new adventure has begun with AVA DANCE COMPANY. The Protocol, directed, choreographed and edited by Avatâra Ayuso, has won multiple awards at international film festivals this year. Stunningly fresh and stylish, this performance installation film was commissioned by the Spanish Embassy in London and the Arts Council England.

 

​Awards include:
WINNER Canadian Cinematography Awards 2021 (Canada) Best Experimental Film

WINNER at the New Wave Short Film Festival 2021 (Germany) -  Best Short Film
WINNER Oniros Film Awards New York 2021 (US) -  Best Choreography

Official Selection Flatpack Festival BAFTA accredited 2021 (UK) Best short film

AVA Dance Company

Lost Disc

Soho Theatre/Night of Stuff

Position : DOP and Editor

 

Written and performed by Perrier Award Winner Will Adamsdale and Ed Gaughan (Peter Sellers Comedy Award nominee for the film Skeletons), The Lost Disc is a play combining live music and stand-up comedy, performed at the Soho Theatre, 2018. Directed by Tom Parry.

Soho Theatre

 

Create and 
Dance

The Royal Opera House, 2019/20

Position: Filmmaker

     

Devised by the ROH’s hugely experienced and committed learning team, these films are integral to their Create and Dance educational outreach programme. The twenty-five films commissioned from their ballet and opera repertoire, explore themes, dance/voice technique, and choreography, forming an online suite of workshops for use by teachers in schools. The resulting courses have been tremendously successful with massive impact, reaching over ten thousand school pupils from Key Stage 1-3.

ROH Learning Platform

Compton Care

Bluebell Films, 2021

Position: DOP

One of Birmingham’s young, creative production companies, Bluebell Films, produced a very successful campaign film for Compton Care on the resistance to palliative care in the Asian community. The Writer/ Director, Bhulla Beghal, delivered a positive message through humour, without avoiding the difficult tones.

 

​Funded by The National Big Lottery Community Fund and supported by Hospice UK.

Bluebellfilms.co.uk

Some Better 
Day

HSI London 

Position: DOP/Operator

 

The second of two music videos we shot with directors Bentley & Stafford, for the Mercury Prize nominated rock band, I Am Kloot, 2013

Some Better Day, starring John Simm, perfectly captured this Manchester based rock band’s bittersweet tone and the song’s strange sense of uplifting melancholy.

 

 

No Man's
Land 

2020

Position: DOP, Co-Director & Producer

Collaborating with the talented new writer Karin Thomson, last year’s development film, emerged after months of lockdown. We were able to test out ideas, establishing visual style and tone for this short film about love, war and witchcraft.   

 

Designed by Helen Hughes (RSC), and starring Kristin McGuire

  

karinthomson.com

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