I live in the Lune Valley with my wife and son. Besides filmmaking I love a bit of adventure, whether it's travelling europe or mountain/xc paragliding (personal best 130km!). I'm also proudly on the management committee of non-profit community fibre group Broadband for the Rural North Ltd.
I started freelancing as 'Lunar' in '96 after graduating in arts at Newcastle (where I was working with photography, video, Macs and formative html1 websites). Since those pioneering early digital media days I've worked on almost every possible type of 'moving pixel' based project for clients of every size and sector; from sole traders to national NGOs and international brands. At the core of these projects has always been a creative application of digital video, animation and interactivity.
My short film The POW screened at festivals in Moscow, Dublin, Bucharest and beyond winning awards including Best Cinematography and Viewers' Choice. Commercially a video project for client B4RN has featured on BBC's 'The One Show' and 'Click', and a project for client BRF was shortlisted for a UK TV award and applauded by the BBC. But it's not all about prestige - I'm perfectly happy working on the smallest and simplest of projects… the best projects are simply about an enthusiastic and friendly working relationship.