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Get out of the way… and collaborate!

Are you collaborative? Is your organisation? We often say we are, but are we really? Do we 'get in the way' of the process? Filmmaking, in theory, is a collaborative process. But like so many working partnerships (teams, institutions, organisations) some productions are bound to be more collaborative than others. So often the tone is … Continue reading Get out of the way… and collaborate!

Comic Scene Podcast – interview

In February 2019 I sat down with Phillip Vaughan (@phillipbvaughan), host of the Comic Scene Podcast, to have a chat about how I started out as an illustrator of children's comics and the artists, stories and publications that continue to inspire my work now as a designer and filmmaker. Conversation included how I started at … Continue reading Comic Scene Podcast – interview

The Alien Cormorant and the SuperFly

This is part one in an ongoing series of short films (140 secs) about creatives –  what they do and how they do it – called #SuperFlyOnTheWall Earlier this year I made a feature length documentary about street art (#OpenCloseMovie). I realised that I knew a lot of people like me, working in their spare time … Continue reading The Alien Cormorant and the SuperFly

#MakeSomething

This is what I tell my kids. Usually after I've turned off the wi-fi or taken away the TV or Xbox... "Dad, what can I do?" "Make something!" For seven years now I’ve actively been finding ways to get people creative with the technology that would have had me giddy with excitement when I was … Continue reading #MakeSomething

#OpenCloseMovie – watch online for FREE

It would seem that Open Close Movie has been the journey of exactly a year... Saturday 16 September 2017: I meet with Russell Pepper, founder of Open/Close Dundee, for the first time to discuss the possibility of me making a film about his project. Thursday 8 February 2018: Filming of Open Close Movie begins. Saturday 12 May … Continue reading #OpenCloseMovie – watch online for FREE