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CARY COMES HOME FESTIVAL FILM CHALLENGE - 'CAN"T SAY IT IS 'CAUSE IT AIN'T'

This was made as for the film challenge set up as part of the 'Cary Comes Home' festival in Bristol (carycomeshome.co.uk). A two day event set up to recognise the legendary actors Bristolian roots.

Taking North by Northwest as the main inspiration the challenge was to produce something under 90sec and must include one of the following

• A suit
• A classic quote from North by Northwest
• A compass
• A field
• A train
• Sunglasses
• Matches

In my haste I sort of misread that bit and included a bit of everything!

FUNDING PROMO - 'THE TROJAN HORSE'

A long suffering 'passion' piece of mine is my somewhat mixed up short film 'The Trojan Horse'. In an attempt to turn this short into a reality some friends and I set about raising a meagre budget via some online crowdfunding. As we researched various other campaigns in the run up to releasing our own we quickly realised that one cliche we were keen to avoid was the director making a verbal pitch to camera, usually sat in front of a rather pricey camera or computer. Taking our lack of money as it's own inspiration I was actually quite proud of the fact that I as the writer/director got away without having to do any cringe worthy pleading to camera, in fact I didn't even have to say a single word.

FUNDING PROMO - 'THE TROJAN HORSE - MONEY, THAT'S WHAT I WANT!'

Another quick piece that I threw together as part of our funding campaign for 'The Trojan Horse', this seemed to illustrate perfectly what we were after.

SHORT FILM - 'MEDEA'

My final graduation piece from Fine Art at London's Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design.

I decided to see out four years of art college with something that showed my love of silent cinema particularly that of the German Expressionist period.

THE IRREPRESSIBLES - 'THE BOY IN THE LAKE' MUSIC VIDEO'

THE IREPPRESSIBLES have a sound that I instantly fell in love with the very first time that I heard them perform live. Having pretty much demanded to collaborate with them there and then the above video was what eventually resulted. It uses performances of the band projected onto resuscitation dummies which seemed to work almost too perfectly for a song where one of the main lyrics was 'let yourself breathe'.