C A R E E R H I S T O R Y
Head of Documentary – Sunshine Current
Sunshine is an award-winning, independent, modern-day studio encompassing the development, production & strategy of cross-platform content for audiences worldwide. Dedicated to creating moments of culture through innovative storytelling Sunshine’s award-winning documentary division excels in producing creative documentaries, music documentaries & creative content that is provocative & redefining in its approach. We work with leading directors & talent to create thoughtful, genre-defying releases for cinema, digital & television.
Executive Producer/Director “My Beautiful Broken Brain” Netflix
Independent feature doc – about life changing in the blink of an eye. A year in the life of 34 year old woman following a life threatening brain hemorrhage. Award winner on festival circuit and sold to Netflix. 2016
Creative Director ‘Skype Collaboration Project – Victoria Beckham 5 years’
Online collaboration with Skype that focuses on the intersection between technology and creative industries. The project shines a spotlight on creative talent, including celebrated British fashion designer Victoria Beckham, telling the story of how she turned from Spice Girl to global fashion designer.
Company: Sunshine. Sept 2014 – Feb 2015
Producer/Director “What’s Killing Our Bees?” HORIZON 1hr
High profile factual film for BBC2 9pm presented by Bill Turnbull – investigating why bee populations are declining. Featuring world first experiments using transponders on bees to see if they are affected by pesticides or viruses.
Executive Producer: Aidan Laverty, BBC. April – Sept 2013
Executive Producer “Chime For Change” 10 x short films
Ran the making of 10 short films for Gucci funded global campaign – raising awareness for women’s issues in education, maternal health and justice.
Company: Sunshine. Aug 2012 – March 2013
Running development at new independent company, Nylon Films, finding, writing and pitching new documentary series ideas as well as working on corporate projects with clients such as L’Oreal, The V&A, London Science Museum and Marks & Spencer. Feb 2012 – Aug 2012
Producer/Director “The Ultimate Climb” 50mins
High profile documentary for Discovery with presenter James Cracknell telling the story of 22 year old Geordie Stewart who became the youngest Brit to climb the highest summit in each of the worlds 7 continents – finishing at the summit of Everest.
Executive Producer: Liz Tucker, Verve Productions. Oct 2011 – Feb 2012
Producer/Director “Do You See What I See?” HORIZON 1hr
High profile factual film for BBC2 9pm looking at the science behind colour. Foreign filming and featuring 2 world first science experiments which involved over 250 people, a production team of 20 people including a set design team and filming as live.
Series Editor: Aidan Laverty, BBC. March – Aug 2011
Producer/Director “How To Mend A Broken Heart” HORIZON 1h
High profile factual science doc with specialist presenter Kevin Fong for BBC2 9pm investigating where we have come to in our attempts to replace the human heart. Human stories mixed with incredible science.
Series Editor: Aidan Laverty, BBC. Oct 2010 – March 2011
Producer/Director “Back From The Dead” HORIZON 1hr
High profile factual film with new talent Dr Kevin Fong for BBC2 9pm – featuring the incredible story of Anna Bagenholm, a skier who was trapped under the ice in the Norwegian mountains for over 3 hours without a heartbeat and yet survived, making medical history.
Series Editor: Aidan Laverty. March – Oct 2010
Producer/Director “Nicola Roberts & The Truth About Tanning” 1hr
Entertaining BBC3 documentary following Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts in her quest to raise awareness about the dangers of tanning. Involved filming human stories along side a campaign resulting in Nicola talking the House of Commons and changing the UK’s sun-bed regulations.
Executive Producer: Patrick Holland, Ricochet. Sep 2009 – Feb 2010
Producer/Director “Olympic Dreams” 1hr
High profile obs-doc for BBC1 10.35pm – following olympic hopefuls through the highs and lows of preparing for glory in 2012. Self shot on Z1 and use of Phantom.
Executive Producer: Dinah Lord.Feb – Sept 2009
Producer/Director “Britain’s Most Dangerous Drug” 1h
High profile science documentary for BBC2 9pm examining the Lancet Report which published the UK’s top 20 recreational drugs and their social, physical and psychological effect in order of harm. Use of graphics integral to the film.
Series Editor: Andrew Cohen. April – Oct 2007
Development Producer HORIZON 1hr
Managing the development team and writing and pitching ideas for a new style of Horizon. Finding stories that were accessible to a wider audience and working them up into commissionable treatments. Also involved in looking for independent and regional commissions.
Series Editor: Andrew Cohen. April 2006 – April 2007
Producer/Director “Bionic Buildings” 1hr
A light approach to intelligent architecture with specialist presenter Charlie Luxton for BBC4, looking at architecture influenced by the science of bio-mimetics. How it has influenced our past and how it could change our future. Crew & self shooting on DV.
Executive Producer: Tessa Livingstone. July 2004 – March 2005
Producer/Director “Edge of Life” 1hr
High profile obs-doc for BBC2 looking at the life & death decisions made by the doctors and parents of premature babies, pre and post birth that will determine their futures.
Executive Producer: Jessica Cecil. Oct 2003 – June 2004
Producer/Director “Your Life In Their Hands “ 1hr
High profile obs-doc for BBC1 9pm exploring the world of liver transplantation through the eyes of surgeon Nigel Heaton and the patients themselves. Set at Kings College Hospital, London. Included foreign filming in Hyderabad, India.
Executive Producer: Jane Aldous. Feb – October 2003
Producer/Director “The Lost City Of Roman Britain” 1hr
History film for series “Meet The Ancestors”, BBC2. The search for why the Roman city of Silchester was abandoned at the end of Roman Britain. Extensive use of CGI and dramatic reconstruction.
Executive Producer: Jonathan Stamp. April 2002 – Feb 2003
Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S / T R A I N I N G
BA (Hons -1st) French Literature and Theatre Directing at Queen Mary and Westfield, London DV Camera Course – Elstree DV Sound Course – Elstree Shooting Sequences – Elstree
P E R S O N A L D E T A I L S
Languages: Fluent French