Over the last couple of decades I've worked as a DOP on a wide range of projects: commercials, music videos, films, TV drama, SFX, and documentaries (often in remote locations). Areas of special expertise are multi-camera shooting, and 3D.
In recent years, I've been fortunate to be involved with a number of groundbreaking stereoscopic projects - including a feature film with Cirque du Soleil (produced by James Cameron), an IMAX documentary on the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona (using prototype 3D camera systems) plus a number of live concerts, commercials & music videos. This has been a great opportunity to work with every type of 3D rig & camera system currently available.
Multi-cam shooting also presents some unique challenges. Filming live concerts involves re-designing complex theatrical light shows, and dealing with the hair-raising logistics of touring shows & large crowds. I've been fortunate to work with many major artists, shooting on a wide range of digital, video & film formats. Translating this multi-cam experience into other situations has been equally rewarding - for example a series of commercials featuring "flash-mob" & hidden-camera scenarios, and several documentaries (most notably the Kumbh Mela religious festival in India, reputed to be the largest gathering of human beings in the history of the planet).
While much of my work involves logistical and technical problems, my roots are still firmly in experimental film-making and art cinema. So I'm always interested in projects that offer creative challenges. With this in mind, I've built up an inventory of camera equipment which I can offer at flexible rates to indie & low-budget productions.
For more detailed info, please browse the CREDITS section of this website. Individual clips and showreel are available for viewing online, and a list of credits cane be downloaded in pdf format below.
Born and raised in Zimbabwe. Moved to London, and studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and St. Martins School of Art. Between studies was a member of several groups, including industrial collective TEST DEPT and indie outfit Band of Holy Joy. Toured extensively in the UK, Europe and USA, with albums released on Some Bizarre/Phonogram and Rough Trade. Early film work was experimental and based around creating multiple-projections for live events (using 16mm film & 35mm slides). A compilation of early film work was released by Polygram as "Program for Progress". Other commissions included short films for the Arts Council, several gallery installations & a retrospective exhibition.
Conventional film training at the National Film & Television School, Beaconsfield. Wrote and directed "The Golem of Princelet Street", shown at international festivals (eg Turin, Poitiers, NFT London). More commissions for short films followed: "The Snowball Effect", "Impact Zone" and "The Linesman" (Arts Council and BBC). Developed & co-wrote several feature film scripts at this time.
After film school, signed up as a director with production companies State and Medialab. Credits include music videos for Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Charlatans, Urban Species, Bomb the Bass... and live concert films for Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, David Bowie, Neil Young, Massive Attack & Westlife.
As a music video director I began to shoot and edit most of my own work. When other directors started hiring me as a DOP, it reminded me that my true passion is being on set, looking through the lens. So much of a director's time is spent at a desk - writing, or editing.... I decided to join the camera department full-time, and since then I've never looked back!