A self shooting observational documentary producer/director making engaging, thought-provoking films about real people, often filming over extended timeframes.

  • Brian Cox‘s Russia

    Role
    Filmed/Produced/Directed

    One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution, Hollywood actor Brian Cox returns to Russia to discover the ex-pat Scots before him who changed, and were changed, by this vast, turbulent country.

    Year
    2017
    Channel
    BBC2 Scotland
    Duration
    2x 60’
  • The Council

    Role
    Producer/Director

    Councils across the UK are facing punishing budget cuts, but with higher demand than ever for public services, the pressure on local authorities has never been greater. This series follows council staff on the frontline.

    Year
    2016
    Channel
    BBC1 Scotland
    Duration
    3x 60’
  • Dunblane: Our Story

    Role
    Producer/Director

    This film commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Dunblane Shootings, when in March, 1996 a gunman walked into a primary school and shot dead 16 pupils and their teacher in a Primary 1 gym class.

    Year
    2016
    Channel
    BBC1 Scotland
    BBC2 Network
    Duration
    1x 60'
  • Atomic Espionage

    Role
    Reconstructions written and directed

    ‘Atomic Espionage’ tells the story of a secret war between America, Germany, Japan and the Soviet Union during WW2 in the race to make the first atomic bomb. It is a story of a war of fear which culminated in the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing over 200,000 people. In seconds two cities were completely obliterated and our world changed forever.

    Year
    2015
  • Insane Fight Club II – This Time it’s Personal

    Role
    Producer/Director

    Insane Fight Club is back. This year the boys are taking their unique form of entertainment to England as they stage fight nights in Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Newcastle. Will it bring them the wider fame and recognition they crave? And will they still be friends at the end of it?

    This is Insane Fight Club II and This Time It’s Personal

    Year
    2015
    Channel
    BBC1 Scotland
    Format
    CF
    Duration
    1x 60’
  • Commonwealth City

    Role
    Producer/Director

    In the summer of 2014 the XX Commonwealth Games will come to Glasgow. With it will bring huge structural changes to the City, none more so than in Dalmarnock - but will the locals benefit?

    Year
    2014
    Channel
    BBC Two Scotland
    BBC1 (Network)
    Format
    HDCam/SxS
    Duration
    3x60'
  • Power to the Pococks

    Role
    Producer/Director

    Meet the Pocock family: mum, dad, four children, 19 horses, 12 sheep, 6 dogs and two cows. They are living ‘off the grid’ in the remote Scottish Highlands. But times are a changing and a massive £600m pylon line is being built right beside and they want a bit of it…

    Company
    Timeline Films
    Year
    2013
    Channel
    BBC Two Scotland
    Format
    CF
    Duration
    60’
  • Warriors

    Role
    Producer/Director

    5 years on, whatever happened to ‘The Boys of Ballikinrain’? Now 18 years old each has faced their own battles in the intervening years - from doing time with ‘Her Majesty’, to trying to make it on their own.

    Company
    Saltire Film and TV Productions
    Year
    2012
    Channel
    BBC One Scotland
    Format
    HDCam
    Duration
    60’
  • My Perfect Wheelchair

    Role
    Producer/Director

    The wheelchair. A disabled necessity that has been stuck in evolution since they first came out. But one man, Andrew Slorance, wants to change that.

    Year
    2012
    Channel
    BBC Two
    BBC Two Scotland
    Format
    HDCam
    Duration
    60’
  • The Walking Wounded

    Role
    Producer/Director

    Three young soldiers battling with suicide, addictions, anger and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    Shot on DSR450.

    ‘A powerful documentary and chilling insight’ - Scotsman

    Pick of the Day Scotsman, Sun, Daily Record, Sunday Herald etc.

    The Walking Wounded - Clarity Productions Page

    Company
    Clarity Productions
    Year
    2009
    Channel
    BBC Two Scotland
    Format
    DVCam
    Duration
    60'
  • Pride and Privilege

    Role
    Producer/Director

    Observational series following pupils over one year at Glenalmond College.

    Shot on DSR450.

    ‘Class warfare has erupted in…the most expensive classrooms in Scotland’ - SoS

    Pick of the Day Scotland on Sunday, Sunday Herald etc

    Company
    Saltire Film and TV Productions
    Year
    2007/8
    Channel
    BBC Two Scotland
    Format
    DVCam
    Duration
    3x60'
  • The Boys of Ballikinrain

    Role
    Director/Cameraman

    A ground-breaking series revealing life inside a Residential School for abused boys.

    Shot on DSR450.

    ‘A remarkable film… harrowing and inspiring by turns’ - Ian Bell, The Herald

    Pick of the Day Herald, Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, Radio Times.

    How the lost boys found a voice - Herald Scotland

    Company
    Saltire Film and TV Productions
    Year
    2006/7
    Channel
    BBC Two Scotland
    Format
    DVCam
    Duration
    3x60'
  • The One Show

    Role
    Producer/Director

    Britain’s biggest yet unknown Christmas show housed in a barn in Norfolk! Shot on DSR450.

    Company
    Mentorn Scotland
    Year
    2008
    Channel
    BBC 1
    Format
    DVCam
    Duration
    4'
  • Fire-fighters

    Role
    Director/Camerman

    Observational doc series about Strathclyde Fire and Rescue. Shot on DSR450.

    Company
    Saltire Films
    Year
    2005
    Channel
    BBC 1 Scotland
    Format
    DVCam
    Duration
    6x30'
  • Ladies that Launch

    Role
    Director/Cameraman

    15 intimate ob. docs about women launching their own businesses.

    Shot on DSR 500.

    Company
    Tern Television
    Year
    2005
    Channel
    Disc. Home & Health
    Format
    DVCam
    Duration
    15x30'
  • Cold War Spies

    Role
    Writer/Producer/Director

    Days that Shook the World II - The shooting down of Gary Powers (drama doc).

    Company
    Lion Television
    Year
    2004
    Channel
    BBC 2
    History Channel
    Format
    Digi Beta
    Duration
    60'
  • Fast and Furious in Fife

    Role
    Producer/Director

    The highest rating in the series, beating the network by over 7%.

    Observational doc about a rural village under siege from girl and boy racers.

    Company
    Lion TV
    Year
    2004
    Channel
    BBC One Scotland
    Format
    Digi Beta
    Duration
    30'
  • Great Train Robbery/Black September

    Role
    Assoc. Prod.

    Days that Shook the World II- Big heists (drama doc).

    Company
    Lion Television
    Year
    2004
    Channel
    BBC 2
    History Channel
    Format
    Digi Beta
    Duration
    2x30'
  • Assassination of JFK/Nixon’s Last Day

    Role
    Prod/Cam

    Days that Shook the World (drama doc).

    Company
    Lion Television
    Year
    2003
    Channel
    BBC 2
    History Channel
    Format
    Digi Beta
    Duration
    30'
  • Pig Story

    Role
    Producer/Director

    The first short documentary in the UK to be shot on CineAlta HD.

    A quirky film about flying pigs and my nine year insomnia problem…

    Company
    GMAC
    Year
    2004
    Channel
    BBC 1 Scotland
    Format
    High Def
    Duration
    60'
  • Riot Cops

    Role
    Shooting Assistant Producer

    Filming the riot police as they try to control the crowds during the Worthington Cup.

    Company
    Mentorn
    Folio
    Year
    2003
    Channel
    BBC 1 Scotland
    Format
    DVCam (Shot on DSR and other)
    Duration
    30'
  • Drunk and Dangerous

    Role
    Shooting Assistant Producer

    Filming the police as they try to beat the drunks, the lads and ladettes in the mean streets of Cardiff.

    Company
    Mentorn
    Folio
    Year
    2003
    Channel
    BBC 1
    Format
    DVCam (Shot on DSR and other)
    Duration
    30'
  • 3 Men & A Kilt

    Role
    Research/Camera

    Off- kilter Ex-S about the history and culture of the kilt – from Tartan Day in US to some English lads wearing their first kilt and hoping to pull on the Royal Mile .

    Company
    Mentorn
    Ex S
    Year
    2003
    Channel
    BBC 1 Scotland
    Format
    DVCam and Digi
    Duration
    30'
  • Drug Wars

    Role
    Senior Researcher/Camera

    Filming the police as they try to win the war against drugs in Scotland.

    Company
    Mentorn
    Folio
    Year
    2002
    Channel
    BBC 1 Scotland
    Format
    DV Cam (Shot on DSR/ PD150/ covert)
    Duration
    3x60'
  • Great Battles 2

    Role
    Researcher

    Presenter led history and reconstructions of 6 famous battles

    (note: I was only involved for four weeks set up and not on location)

    Company
    Wark Clements
    Year
    2002
    Channel
    Discovery
    Format
    DVCam
    Duration
    6x30'
  • You Must Be Joking

    Role
    Producer/Director

    Three new comedians start out in Edinburgh Fringe - featuring the first TV appearance of Miles Jupp at The Stand Comedy Club, a comedian best known as the pink kilted man in Balamory

    Company
    Ideal World
    Year
    2000
    Channel
    Channel 4
    Format
    DVCam
    Duration
    30'
  • Salmon Nation

    Role
    Producer/Director

    Polemical film about the salmon business in Scotland: from fish farmers to poachers.

    Selected in various environmental film festivals, as well as used as an exhibit in a couple of museums.

    Company
    National Film School
    Year
    2001
    Format
    Digi Beta
    Duration
    20'
  • Breathe

    Role
    Producer/Director/Camera

    After telling her parents about the repeated sexual abuse she received from a family member a young girl is put into a Psychiatric Hospital where she spends the rest of her childhood. Now 22 years old, with her own baby on the way, she attempts closure of her past by revisiting for the first time the place she grew up in.

    Company
    National Film School
    Year
    2000
    Format
    Digi Beta
    Duration
    1x 12'
  • Home

    Role
    Producer/Director/Camera

    Two Scottish Italians living in Italy talk about their ‘confused’ nationality: from the man who became Mayor in his forefather’s village and attempted to make a 9-hole golf course in a cow field, to a mosaic artist working for Dolce and Gabbana in Milan unsure who he is.

    This is the film that changed my life. After working in drama for five years I decided to see if I could make a documentary and ran away to Tuscany during winter 1998, armed with a camera, a map and an Italian phrase book. Three months later I returned with a film, a fiancée and a passion for documentary...

    Company
    Glasgow City Council
    Millennium Fund
    Year
    1999
    Format
    Mini DV
    Duration
    15'
  • Harry & the Wrinklies

    Role
    Unit Manager

    Children's comedy-drama based on the book by Alan Temperley

    When 10 year old Harry is sent to stay with his great aunts at Lagg Hall, he thinks he's in for a very boring time. But his two aunts and their old wrinkly friends are not quite as Harry expected them to be - aren't they too old to be driving fast cars, climbing trees and robbing banks?

    Company
    STV
    SMG
    Year
    1999
    Duration
    7x 30'
  • Billy & Zorba

    Role
    Assistant Location Manager

    The friendship between a suicidal fisherman and a young boy, featuring James Cosmo

    For review see: http://www.eyeforfilm.co.uk/reviews.php?film_id=9785

    Company
    Tartan Shorts
    Year
    1999
    Channel
    BBC Scotland
    Duration
    1x10'
  • Atlantic Telecom

    Role
    Assistant Location Manager

    Ad campaign

    Company
    MTP
    Year
    1998
  • Taggart 43 ‘Blood lines’

    Role
    Location Assistant

    There’s been a murder… this time featuring a piranha tank.

    Company
    STV
    SMG
    Year
    1998
    Format
    16mm
    Duration
    1x60'
  • Young Persons Guide to becoming a Rock Star

    Role
    Location Assistant

    The ups and downs of making it in the tough world of the music industry as seen by the dole no-hopers 'Jocks Wa-Hey' from Glasgow.

    wikipedia article

    Company
    Channel 4
    Year
    1998
    Duration
    6x35'
  • Duck

    Role
    Location Assistant

    Two hard-drinking lovers down on their luck, featuring Peter Mullan.

    Company
    Tartan Shorts
    BBC
    Asylum Pictures
    Year
    1998
    Format
    super 16mm
    Duration
    1x15'
  • The Night Sweeper

    Role
    Production Co-ordinator

    On a dark Glasgow night, Mick, a night sweeper, is desperately trying to catch the highlights of a crunch football match. As Mick struggles with the reception, the world conspires against him…

    Company
    Prime Cuts
    STV
    Year
    1998
    Format
    16mm
    Duration
    1x7'
  • Roses of Picardy

    Role
    Producer

    After stealing a Somme veteran's medal, a young man is haunted by visions of the war, while the old soldier relives his childhood for the first time since the war.

    http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/598153

    ***1998 Scottish New Talent BAFTA Best Script, nominated Best Production***

    Company
    Outsider Films Ltd
    Year
    1997
    Format
    super 16mm
    Duration
    1x22'
  • Smashing

    Role
    Location Manager

    Nominated for a Best Performance Award at Scotland's New Talent BAFTAs.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2003/10_october/31/tartan_sredni_vashtar.shtml

    Company
    Smashing Productions
    Year
    1997
    Format
    16mm
    Duration
    1x10'
  • Ruby

    Role
    Production Manager
    Company
    First Reels
    STV
    Year
    1997
    Format
    16mm
    Duration
    1x5'
  • Mistgate

    Role
    Assistant Location Manager

    The first IMAX drama with sound.

    Company
    Loch Lomond Ltd
    Year
    1999
    Format
    IMAX
    Duration
    60'