I've worked in production for the last eight years, mainly concentrating on TV documentaries and branded content. After a long stint on a Ch4 series, I travelled to America to document a 3 month road trip with a young non-profit called ARK. They were dedicated encouraging kind acts and paying it forward. We lived in an RV together and covered over 25 states. When I got back to England I came across a start-up production company that were just getting off the ground. I helped build it over the course of two years, making films for the likes of Greenpeace, Social Bite, School of Life and kindess.org. It was on a shoot for the latter when I bumped into Oli. I was scouting locations in a South London library and he was sat behind the desk. I tried to be aloof and pretend I wasn't sure who he was, but I recognised him instantly. He was the guy I was too shy to talk to when I was thirteen. A string of messages, a cup of tea and one shared flat later, I'd say this our biggest adventure yet.
For the last few years I've lived in London, working as a set & costume designer around the UK. During that time I'm proud to have made some great work (and great friends along the way) with theatre & opera companies including The National Theatre, RashDash, Greyscale, The Lyric Hammersmith, The Gate, English National Opera, English Touring Opera and Scottish Opera, to name a few. Whilst living in New Cross, in South East London, I also did a weekly shift at the New Cross Learning Centre, a volunteer-run library that does a huge amount for the local community. Ruth and I have a shared West Country background of sorts but hadn't seen each other for over a decade. She walked into the library one sunny Wednesday morning when I was on shift, and that was kind of it. And to top that; Ruth was actually in the library that morning to shoot some footage for kindness.org. . .