A trilogy of short films to accompany 3 songs from Bird Radio’s first album, ‘The Boy and the Audience’.
Thanks to a successful kickstarter campaign, Chiara Ambrosio asked me to be her DoP on the shoot in the Orkney Islands.
A 12-hour coach ride to Aberdeen, followed by 7 hours by ferry to Kirkwall and an overnight stay there before our small band of friends finally reached our destination: the tiny, magical island of Papa Westray.
A short horror film we made with friends, credit cards and heaps of enthusiasm.
Allusions to adultery, satanic group sex, cannibalism and interior decorating, please be aware there are some shots best avoided if you’re squeamish.
Working with everyone involved to make this little film happen was the best fun I had that year and we all learned a great deal in the process.
We Premiered it at the 2004 Up Over Down Under Film festival in London. We also screened it at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner and the 2005 Cardiff Film Festival. The National Film Board of Canada presented it at Cannes as part of their programme entitled “Strange, you say?”.
In September 2014 I was asked to light a new sitcom pilot. I’ll update with more details as the embargo is lifted, but wanted to post something as it was such a fantastic shoot. Filming on location for a week was intense and challenging, not least because we were shooting with 3 handheld cameras at once! I blasted as much as I could out of a pair of D25 HMI’s either bounced or through some gorgeous diff frames, and filled and pepped as best I could with Arri 650s & Dedolights. Definitely one of the most fun shoots I’ve been on, we had ourselves in stitches most of the time – a good sign for a sitcom!