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TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND?
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP? WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?
WHAT INSPIRED YOUR WRITING AND YOUR LOVE OF FILM?
I was born in Eastbourne and I grew up in Sussex. My father is a civil engineer and my mother a healer. I attended Brighton schools and colleges for my education. As a young boy the flight of fantasy was through the stories I read. Until experiencing cinema for the first time, then I was given the opportunity to pass through the "looking glass" like Alice to see new worlds. Through the projection of light in a dark auditorium, seeing moving images made my imagination soar. I wanted so much to be part of the cinema industry, the place of illusion.
Through the flicker of light you could be transported to the world of magic. I was transfixed. I have been in love with the power of cinema for the way it can move people to tears, laughter and communicate beauty, language and pass on ideas and share stories. Apart from music there is no other medium in the arts that can do this with the same effectiveness as film.
My technical training ground was gained through attending film school in Wales, where I graduated with a distinction in film. As an artist and storyteller, film is the perfect medium for me to present stories I feel need to be told and to make visual imagery in the fourth dimension.
Every film I watch, script or story I read or set I work on, whether the experience is positive or negative, I learn a little more about what I think I can offer in my own work.