Here are some films I have made, in no particular order. I hope that you like them.
One weekend in April, my friend Alastair and I finally climbed the mountain Suilven, and camped on it's top. It was something we'd wanted to do for several years.
This short film is based on the writings of naturalist, author and environmental philosopher John Muir. It is a an ode to wilderness, and was filmed in the Scottish Highlands.
This is a short film based on the work of neuroscientist and writer David Eagleman. It is based on his short story "Sum' taken from the book "Sum: Forty Tales from the afterlives."
This is a teaser for Altiplano, an educational adventure film exploring the landscape of the Bolivian Altiplano and examining how a radically changing climate has affected water in the region.
This is a short film about the processes by which mountains are created and eventually destroyed. It is based upon the work of British geographer L. Dudley Stamp, and was shot in Iceland. (The voiceover was largely based on publications from 1951, so please forgive the outmoded use of the term "mankind" and "his" actions.)
Svalbard is an archipelago high within the Arctic Circle. This is a short film about how Svalbard, over the course of recent history, became increasingly linked to developments in climate science, and climate change.
I work as the filmmaker for Found Sound Nation, a Brooklyn based collective of musicians and artists who use music as a tool to help build strong, just, healthy communities. This is a short film about one of our projects, in partnership with the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs: OneBeat Istanbul.
This is a short film about Illustration, which is based on a poem that I wrote in my last year of art school, needless to say; studying illustration. It concerns a fictitious congratulatory letter written by a proud tutor to a recent graduate. So in summation, a letter of commendation from the head of Illustration (a man of considerable reputation).
This short film is based on an archival sound recording taken from the 1945 Linguaphone series 'English Pronunciation - A practical handbook for the foreign learner.' I really like the sounds of words.
Union Glacier is located in the southern Ellsworth Mountains of West Antarctica. This is a documentary about a small team of people who live and work on the glacier during the Antarctic summer.
For me, this film seems a bit like an antithesis to many expedition and adventure documentaries. There is no great achievement or record broken, nor any real challenge to overcome. Instead it concerns minor details; the everyday tasks of the staff that were made more special by the environment surrounding them. And in fact, I think that's what attracted me to make this film - the delightful trivialities of an average life, working in Antarctica.
This short film documents the preparations made by British polar explorer Ben Saunders as he sets of on a North Pole speed record attempt. It was filmed, edited and scored and uploaded via a satellite internet connection over the course of two days in Resolute Bay, northern Canada. You can see the full series of films from the expedition here.
This short film tells a disappointing year in the life of a book. Though they might often be our most treasured possessions, it is remarkable how easily books can be neglected, mistreated and sometimes even lost.
This is a film based on the book "Death of the Liberal Class" by journalist and Pulitzer prize winner, Chris Hedges. It was made entirely of clips found on the web.
It charts the rise of the Corporate State, and examines the future of obedience in a world of unfettered capitalism, globalisation, staggering inequality and environmental change. The film predominantly focuses on US corporate capitalism, but it is my hope that the viewer can recognise the relevance of what is being expressed with regards to domestic political and corporate activity.
Warning - this film contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing.
This is a short film about my old job as a Projectionist. I am quite proud of this film, mostly because I’m so proud of my job – it seems like a fulfilment of my childhood romantic notions of what I wanted to be when I grew up. Nonetheless what it most discernibly omits is how truly magnificent all the other staff are who work there too.
This short film tells the story of a boy who meets and befriends a large cardboard box, and was shot on a Nokia N8.
I hope you find it as much fun to watch as it was to make.
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